Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City
This week, the news many had expected finally emerged, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that Caglar Soyuncu will join Atletico Madrid on a free transfer this summer. This comes just as the Turkish international re-entered the Foxes fray following the departure of former boss Brendan Rodgers.
Not only has Soyuncu merely come back into the side, but he’s also excelled, putting in a stellar, man of the match performance in the victory at home to Wolves. Many will argue that with his future secured, there’s little incentive for the defender to give his all for the Foxes as they bid to fight the drop.
This is a very narrow-minded view, as there are plenty of reasons for Soyuncu to put in maximum effort for the season’s final five fixtures. Nobody wants a relegation on their CV, not least somebody with the aggression the defender plays with, and after the treatment he received from his previous boss, there’s a massive point to be proven.
During the recent home game with Bournemouth, with City 1-0 down and putting in a stinker of a performance, the sight of Harvey Barnes limping around the pitch’s perimeter led to a sinking feeling inside many concerned onlookers. At that point, unaware of the severity of the injury, even the most ardent Foxes fan would have found optimism a difficult task.