Former Premier League Defender Caglar Soyuncu Joins Jose Mourinho’s Fenerbahce


Fenerbahce have all but wrapped up the acquisition of Caglar Soyuncu from Atletico Madrid on a permanent deal.

Soyuncu, who was formerly with newly promoted Premier League side Leicester City, spent the entirety of the 2023/24 season on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce.

He made 25 appearances across all competitions last season, scoring 2 goals and providing 1 assist in all competitions.

When Will Caglar Soyuncu Officially Become A Player Of Fenerbahce?

The move is expected to be completed today, June 30, 2024, after thorough medical examination has been conducted on the footballer.

Caglar Soyuncu is already in the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, and he is set to sign the dotted lines at Fenerbahce.

Recall Jose Mourinho was appointed boss of Fenerbahce on June 2, 2024, with the Portuguese promising fans of the Turkish club of success under his stewardship.

Fenerbahce are already making decisive moves in the transfer market which would help them compete favorably for the Super League title next season.

The Yellow Canaries have acquired the services of two players thus far; Rade Krunic and Levent Mercan, with Soyuncu expected to be the third.

Is Caglar Soyuncu Injured?

Caglar Soyuncu is understood to be nursing a thigh injury, which hampered his chances of being amongst Turkiye’s contingent for the 2024 European Championship.

Fenerbahce Signing Defensive Players With Jose Mourinho As Manager

Meanwhile, the three players Jose Mourinho’s Fenerbahce have signed are all three defensive-minded players.

Krunic functions as a defensive midfielder, while Mercan plays primarily at the left-back position.

Soyuncu is also a defender as indicated above and it will be interesting to see what these three additions will bring to Mourinho’s setup.

Jose Mourinho has been dubbed as a defensive manager for more than a decade, given his team’s rigidity and solidity in defense.

Fenerbahce lost the league title to rivals, Galatasaray by just 3 points, having ended the season with 99 points from 38 matches.

Possibly, Mourinho is looking at tightening their defense, with the aim of helping them secure the league title.

It will be fascinating to see how Jose Mourinho assembles his lieutenants as they battle for honors in the 2024/25 season. 

Clubs He Has Previously Played For?

Moreover, Caglar Soyuncu has played for several clubs in his career, including; SC Freiburg, Leicester City, and Altinordu.

Soyuncu’s Market Value And Date Of Birth

The 28-year-old was born on May 23, 1996, and his current market value is €10 million according to Transfermkt.

Caglar Soyuncu’s Achievements

Soyuncu has won just trophies in his career thus far, namely; 1 English FA Cup and 1 Community Shield title.

Individually, Caglar Soyuncu was also handed the Turkish Footballer of the Year award in 2019, for his outstanding contribution to the club and country during the calendar year.

Caglar Soyuncu’s Career Stats

The Izmir-born footballer has made 252 club appearances thus far in his career, scoring 9 goals and providing 3 assists in all competitions.

Internationally, Soyuncu has made 55 appearances for Turkey, scoring 2 goals and providing 1 assist.

Personal Information

Caglar Soyuncu’s mother’s name is Ayse, while his father is Omar. He has two brothers and their names are; Çağatay and Kazim.

Caglar Soyuncu’s Net Worth

Based on reports, Soyuncu’s net worth is estimated to be between the region of €10 million – €15 million.


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