€40m-rated centre-back set to pen new contract despite Man City interest

Leicester City have reportedly opened negotiations over a new deal for defender Caglar Soyuncu following his strong performances this campaign so far. The 23-year-old defender has played 25 games for the Foxes since joining them from Bundesliga club Freiburg in 2018.

Following the departure of Harry Maguire to Man United in the summer, Caglar has become a regular under Rodgers and has forged a fine partnership with Evans in back-line. Soyuncu has been in fine form this campaign and is a key reason why Foxes have the best defensive record in the PL so far, having conceded just ten goals.

Turkey international has attracted interest from Man City, as the reigning Premier League champions want to sign him in winter. A recent report suggests that Leicester City will offer the Turkish centre-back a new deal with wages higher than £45,000-a-week, which is what he earns now.

Currently valued at €40m, Caglar has done very well for the Foxes this campaign, and it is hardly surprising that bigger clubs could be interested in signing him. Man City seem a little weak at the back due to the absence of the injured Laporte, and the talented young centre-back could be a pretty useful addition to Pep Guardiola’s squad.