Leicester City star defender Caglar Soyuncu is wanted by La Liga superclub Real Madrid. Here is our opinion on whether the Foxes should sell or not.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester have a brilliant lineup of talent. From the defence to attack, there is a sprinkling of stars in a team of great players.
Coming with that is the inevitable transfer links away and scare stories about players being drawn away from the club with the promise of more money.
From Youri Tielemans to those former links of Jamie Vardy to Arsenal, they do not tend to come to fruition. The King Power side love to make a lot of money from sales.
The latest link is that of Caglar Soyuncu to Real Madrid. As reported by LeicestershireLive, the Spanish club are looking to replace Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos.
Leicester City should not sell… yet
Before COVID-19 crushed the world of football beneath its feet, and before the unfortunate injury to stalwart Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu was considered one of the top 10 centre-backs in the league.
It is no wonder why. His style of play is perfectly suited to a high pressing side that concede counter attacks too frequently: he is strong and proactive.
However, with that style he can be caught out of position when his decision-making is off. To combat this, the Foxes have leader and composed defender Evans in charge at the back.
Without Evans, and without a strong and composed partner – like Evans or Wesley Fofana – Soyuncu can come off a little rash and weak. That being said, he is still one of our most involved players in matches. It is unfair to count him down.
Nevertheless, Cags is likely not worth the same heights he was worth just a year ago. Talks of £70m or £60m seem to have gone. The earmarked figure is around £40m.
To be honest, if you forced me to sell him, I’d take £45m-50m. I would never take less.
Instead of selling this summer, I’d do everything we could to get him back to his best alongside Evans or Fofana, raise his value for next transfer window after summer, and demand £60m.
He is still very important to how we play and a great defender. Do not let recent results fool you of that. He needs a partner to get back to his best, not just another face. This might require transferring more players in.