According to Turkish outlet NTV Spor, FC Barcelona prepares to offer €40m for Leceister City defender Caglar Soyuncu. Barcelona is looking to reinforcements in the defense, and Soyuncu is one of the candidates.
Per the source, Barcelona and Leicester have been in talks regarding the Turkish star for quite a while now. The negotiations are over a five-year deal. In May, Mustafa Dogru, Soyuncu’s former agent revealed that the 24-year-old could sign with Barcelona:
“It is possible that Barcelona could sign Caglar this summer, as they wanted to sign him before he moved from Altinordu to Freiburg. We negotiated with them back then, and they presented an interesting project.”, said the agent.
Earlier, Leicester sold their defender Maguire for £80m. Considering that Soyuncu is putting similar performances to him, it is very likely that the English club will demand much more from Barcelona if they are interested in the player.
Messi and Suarez share a farewell message for Arturo Vidal
Inter Milan announced the signing of Arturo Vidal who will join the Italian club after his medical tests. Barcelona heavy-weights Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez shared a message to the Chilean:
Lionel Messi: “I knew you from facing each other, and you always seemed like a phenomenon, but then I was lucky enough to meet you personally and you surprised me even more. It was two years of sharing a lot of things and you noticed a lot, the locker room will miss you. I wish you all the best in this new phase at your new club. Our paths will cross again for sure.”
Luis Suarez: “Having you as a rival was unbearable because of how great you are as a player, but having you as a teammate, friend, and knowing you as a person is even bigger! A pleasure to have been with a star player like you. I wish you all the best.”
Vidal played a total of 96 games for Barcelona, scoring 11 goals and making 10 assists during the two seasons he spent at the Catalan club.