Why Leicester must tie down Caglar Soyuncu to fresh terms
According to a report by Leicester Mercury, Caglar Soyuncu is set to receive a renewed deal to extend his stay with Leicester City.
The Mirror further states that Soyuncu is being tracked by Manchester City, making it all the more pivotal for the management to take action.
The centre-back has been absolutely crucial to Leicester’s incredible start this season. While runaway leaders Liverpool are perched atop the Premier League standings – and are 8 points ahead – Brendan Rodgers’ men are the only ones capable of providing a fight to the Merseysiders so far.
Two-time defending champions Manchester City are placed behind Leicester, signifying the kind of impact they’ve made.
Despite a lukewarm campaign last time around, the 23-year-old defender has taken the Premier League by storm. Soyuncu has been key to all things good at the back for the 2015/16 title winners.
According to WhoScored, the defender has chipped in with an average of 1.8 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and a whopping 5.5 clearances per game in the Premier League so far. With an overall rating of 7.22, Soyuncu has also committed a mere average of 0.9 fouls, which is quite good for a centre-back.
As a matter of fact, his influence is best explained by the fact that they have conceded just 10 goals in 16 league games, which is the least by any team in the English top-flight this season so far. In addition, the Turkish star has also chipped in with a goal and an assist apiece.
Leicester have worked remarkably well as a unit under Rodgers’ guidance. They have the right balance of experienced players and youngsters in their squad and the results are there for all to see. And in order to safeguard their future, the Foxes must go all out to tie down Soyuncu to a new deal.