When Leicester City sold Harry Maguire to Manchester United for a world-record fee for a defender, the club was linked to a couple of players inside the Premier League like Nathan Aké and Lewis Dunk.
However, after numerous rumours, the club decided to use the players already at their disposal, like Caglar Söyüncü.
Brendan Rodgers have given the Turkish defender a chance to prove himself and it’s safe to say that 23-year-old has made a great start to the season.
Playing with the experienced Jonny Evans, Söyüncü was Leicester’s man of the match in two games and his agent Mustafa Dogru has spoken to Turkish radio station Radyospor, relayed by Ajansspor, about him.
He said: “Caglar missed the preseason last year and when he arrived, Leicester had Harry Maguire. Caglar played 8 games last season and did very well. He deserved to play more but the manager wanted to stick with the old backline when he came in.
“For the new season, we received offers from Turkish clubs Besiktas and Fenerbahce. We also had offers from Italian, German and French clubs, but Leicester decided to keep him after Harry Maguire left the club.”
Söyüncü is on his way to prove himself as a Harry Maguire replacement but he still has long way to go to reach the level of Manchester United’s new defensive leader.
The Turkey international arrived from SC Freiburg last summer against a fee of just under £20m.