Freiburg’s survival in the Bundesliga has shone a light on their top talents, and Arsenal are tantalisingly close to one of their best.

Caglar Soyuncu is the name being passed around the Arsenal rumour mill, and the young defender has poured petrol on gossip surrounding his future, confirming that there have been talks between the clubs.

The German club rate the 21 year old at around the 35m Euro’s mark, quite the price tag for such a youngster. The money involved for the fee is seemingly justified, if his career thus far is anything to go by.

Soyuncu told a Turkish newspaper “Arsenal are one of the most important football clubs in England. I know they’re interested in me, but there’s nothing finalised yet about my transfer.@

Soyuncu then confirmed "After the national team camp, we’ll have talks.”

Turkey didn’t qualify for the World Cup, which means any national squad meet up will end, at the latest, a day or two before the World Cup begins. This will be when any prospective talks between Sanllehi, Mislintat and Freiburg will take place.

The 21 year old has already played two seasons in the Bundesliga, amassing 50 appearances. This has enabled him to make his Turkish national team debut, with 15 caps so far.

With our only addition so far being the 34 year old Stephan Lichtsteiner, and other rumours linking us to elder statesmen, it was noted that Arsenal were looking toward experience rather than the future.

It is easy to forget then, that Konstandinos Mavropanos was only recruited in January, and with Calum Chambers and Rob Holding, as well as Hector Bellerin, our defence could do with the additional experience that Lichtsteiner and others could provide.

Soyunco is hot property right now, and could flourish with our setup, but this is no done deal - although if this is to be tied up, this could well be done before the World Cup ends.

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