Verified Source Confirm Arsenal £35m Deal For First Summer Signing

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Arsenal are determined to get their hands on Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu, with the centre-back expected to cost the North London club in the region of £35 million, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The 21-year-old has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s brightest talents since moving to Germany from Turkish outfit Altinordu back in 2016 and made 28 appearances in all competitions for Freiburg, this campaign, helping them narrowly avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.

Soyuncu, a Turkey international, has caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs, however, it is understood that the centre-back’s first choice is to make the move to the Emirates Stadium.

This summer will see Arsenal enter unchartered territory, following manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as boss following 22 years of service and the Gunners are likely to be lead in the transfer market by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.

The North London outfit are yet to decide on the Frenchman’s successor, although it is believed that former midfielder Mikel Arteta is the favourite to take over at the Emirates.


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