Wolves transfer news: Caglar Soyuncu a potential option for Wolves
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Wolves transfer news: Caglar Soyuncu a potential option for Wolves

Wolves are being linked with a late swoop for Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu.

According to Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, the Turkey international is on Wanderers’ radar with a little over 24 hours left in the summer transfer window.

Supposedly, Jason Denayer is more of a priority.

The Belgian is currently unattached after running down his contract at Lyon.

Wolves have also been linked with a move for West Ham United centre-back Craig Dawson.

Willy Boly is leaving Molineux to join Nottingham Forest and so Wolves officials are having to work to sign a replacement.

Soyuncu has been with Leicester since 2018, and has racked up 124 appearances for the Foxes.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a strong debut season, and actually earned a spot in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year at the end of 2018/19.

He was also named Turkish Footballer of the Year in 2019.

And during Euro 2020, Rio Ferdinand praised Soyuncu amid transfer links to Manchester United. He said (via football.london) “He’s a very, very quick, very assured defender.

“In the first season in the Premier League he was outstanding, possibly the best defender in that team. It’s been a bit stop-start since.”

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In recent times Soyuncu’s stature at the King Power Stadium has waned a little.

He had some injury problems in the 2020/21 season, and his form has been up and down since.

The star is now into the final year of his contract, so it could be that Leicester are open to selling before his value plummets.

But it is obviously late in the window, and they may see more value in keeping hold of Soyuncu.

Soyuncu to Wolves is surely not happening

It would be a major surprise to see Soyuncu holding up a Wolves shirt come the end of the transfer window.

Leicester just lost Wesley Fofana to Chelsea and they surely aren’t going to want Soyuncu leaving too.

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The Foxes are set to sign Wout Faes as his replacement, but Soyuncu departing could leave them a little short.

Arguably, Wolves are right to be prioritising other options.

Dawson has been very consistent at West Ham over the past couple of years and could make for a really astute signing.