Date: 12th June 2018 at 4:46pm
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OPINION

Liverpool cannot allow Arsenal to successfully sign Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu especially when he would be a fantastic signing for the Reds.

The rather chatty agent of the 22-year-old enforcer previously linked  Jurgen Klopp’s side with a move for the sublime defender in this window.

“What I will say regarding the Liverpool link is that there were four or five Premier League clubs scouting him over the international break,” said Mustafa Dogru, the agent of Soyuncu as quoted by Turkish Football earlier in June.

“There are four Premier League sides who’ve made a move for Soyuncu, that we are in talks with.”

However Dogru has once again spoken out about his client’s future and it looks like he is growing ever closer to arriving at the Emirates this summer.

“Sven Mislintat (Arsenal head of recruitment) has been keen on Caglar since he was at Borussia Dortmund,” said the agent, as quoted by Sky Sports’ Live Transfer Centre (Tuesday, 15:14)

“There are concrete talks – all that remains is for a fee to be agreed.”

This huge update by the agent which implies that the Gunners simply need to agree a fee for his services for a deal to be done, must see the Reds spring into action.

Klopp’s team are very capable of throwing a last-gasp spanner into the works in order to see Soyuncu arrive at Anfield rather than wear a Gunners shirt next season, especially as the London club don’t even have Champions League football once again.

The 22-year-old already looks capable of being a regular fixture of the Reds’ side if signed, after impressing in his 30 appearances for Bundesliga side Freiburg last season, and will no doubt continue to get better.

Soyuncu is powerful and fantastic at reading his opponents’ play in order to smoothly intercept the ball to put his side back on the front foot and this skill would see him be a useful player at the Reds.

Therefore Liverpool must make a last ditch attempt to steal Soyuncu away from the Gunners’ clutches and announce him as their newest signing instead.