Atleti strike deal with Leicester City defender after Liverpool talks fail to advance

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 09: Caglar Soyuncu of Leicester City celebrates with teammate Ben Chilwell at full-time following the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal FC at The King Power Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu has agreed terms with Atletico Madrid over a free transfer at the end of the season according to 90min.

Per the source, Soyuncu will be headed to Spain after talks with Liverpool and Newcastle United ‘failed to advance’.

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The report claims that Soyuncu had offers from several English sides and also from Germany and Italy.

Soyuncu will be a free agent at the end of the season and is able to enter direct talks with foreign clubs as a result.

The report claims that Atleti had initially planned to sign Soyuncu in January but the deal fell through.

Soyuncu has now reportedly agreed to a pre-contract with Atleti ahead of a summer move when he will join on a free contract.

The Turkiye international joined the Foxes from Freiburg in 2018 and broke into the first-team a year later after Manchester United signed Harry Maguire.

Soyuncu filled in for Maguire and established himself as a star player winning their first FA Cup ever.

The 26-year-old fell out of favor with head coach Brendan Rodgers this season and has made just four appearances in all competitions this term.