There does seem to be a little more transparency than usual regarding Arsenal’s summer transfer plans, and the one target that has been mentioned most by the media is the the Turkish centre-back Caglar Soyuncu.
The 21 year-old is currently at Freiberg in the Bundesliga and is apparently very highly-rated by Sven Mislintat, and as we are all very aware of our defensive failings this season it is little surprise that the Gunners are looking at tough young defenders, as well as steady experienced campaigners.
Previously Soyuncu has stated that he wants to go to a club that will guarantee him playing time, and now the centre-back has openly confirmed that Arsenal are one of the clubs involved in talks to sign him. Speaking to Turkish media, he said, “Arsenal are one of the most important clubs in England. I know they’re interested in me, but there’s nothing finalized yet about my transfer.
“After the national team camp we’ll have talks.”
Given Arsenal’s urgent need for defenders it would be better for us to get our targets snared as quickly as possible before they start attracting interest from our rivals, especially as the hot prospect is reported to be available for just 35m GBP which is a steal in today’s market, especially if he is as talented as Mislintat seems to think he is.
Fingers crossed on this one!