There have not been too many Arsenal transfer rumours around so far this summer, but one player we have been linked to consistently is the Turkish centre-back Caglar Soyuncu who has been earning rave reviews for his work at Freiberg. Only last week his agent made it clear that he wanted to move to England. “The main objective of the player is to play in the Premier League, that I can tell you at the moment,” Mustafa Dogru said. “We are negotiating with some clubs, but I can’t give the name of the clubs – I’m sorry.
“Next week we will have some meetings and I think in 10 or 15 days his situation will be clear. They (Freiburg) are open to negotiations.”
“He is perfect for the Premier League,” Dogru continued. “We are sure he is going to make a big impact in the first season. He’s very quick, he can use both feet and has excellent technique.
“He was playing also as a defensive midfielder when he was young. He plays almost 85 per cent in the head. Over short distances he is very quick and fast, so with these qualities and specialities, he is unique at the moment actually.”
He is only 21 but he is obviously very confident in his abilities, but now the youngster has piped up with a demand of his own to any club that wants to buy him. “For me, it must be a team where I can play first,” Soyuncu told Ajansspor. “We will evaluate my chances of playing.
“It’s best to wait. The English league is a very good league. Of course I have a goal to play in top clubs. A decision will be made in the interests of all of us.”
Well I personally think we can give him guarantees if he is as good as Mislintat thinks he is. Mert has gone to the training ground before getting his pension, while Koscielny has gone to the treatment table while he waits for his retirement date. Very few of us think that Mustafi is good enough, and Chambers and Mavropanos are probably our two best bets at the moment!
Should we just promise him the Earth and see how he works out?