Caglar Söyüncü

Squad No. 4
Date of Birth May 23, 1996
Age 26
Height 187cm
Position Defender
Birthplace Izmir
Previous Clubs SC Freiburg

Çağlar Söyüncü (born 23 May 1996) is a Turkish professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Leicester City and the Turkey national team.

Söyüncü’s first senior professional team was the Turkish second division Altınordu. In the summer of 2016, he joined SC Freiburg of Germany’s Bundesliga, before moving to Leicester City of the English Premier League in 2018. He made his senior national team debut in 2016.

Söyüncü began his senior professional career with Altınordu in the TFF First League, the second level of the Turkish football league system. During the 2015–16 season with Altınordu, Söyüncü was linked with Beşiktaş J.K., Galatasaray S.K. and Sevilla FC but the 20 year old Turkish national player selected the Bundesliga because he thought it was better choice for his career and his improvement.

SC Freiburg
On 24 May 2016, in the 2016 Bundesliga summer transfer window, Söyüncü joined German side SC Freiburg, which was promoted to the top flight competition of Germany for the 2016–17 season. He is the first Turkish footballer who made a transfer to the Bundesliga directly from the TFF First League, the second highest professional level football league of Turkey.

He made his Bundesliga debut on week 1 encounter away against Hertha Berlin which ended in a 2–1 loss, on 28 August 2016. He was linked with Lille OSC, A.S. Roma, and Villarreal CF during the mid-season transfer window of the 2016–17 season. Manchester City was also reported to be interested in Söyüncü.

Leicester City
On 9 August 2018, Söyüncü joined English Premier League side Leicester City on a five-year contract. He signed for an apparent £18 million transfer fee, possibly rising to £20 million with addons. Söyüncü had his Premier League debut on 27 October 2018 at the King Power Stadium where Leicester shared points with West Ham United following the final score of 1–1.

Söyüncü scored his first Premier League goal in Leicester’s 11th game of the 2019–20 season on 3 November 2019 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, a 2–0 win.