Leicester City announced the squad numbers list on the official club Twitter account on Monday but there was one notable exception.
— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 13, 2018
Transfer deadline signing Caglar Soyuncu was not given a number, leaving some fans worried about whether the move will go through.
The Turkey international will complete his £19m move to the Premier League outfit from Freiburg on a five-year deal depending on whether he is granted a work-permit.
There was concern among some supporters that Soyuncu may have had his work-permit denied.
Soyuncu? There are 31 players, why not 25?
— . (@mahrezx26) August 13, 2018
What about Çağlar Söyüncü?
— Yasin Ergin (@sunbeam0) August 13, 2018
— KRseok (@RseokK) August 13, 2018
— Sezer Türksoy (@sezerturksoy) August 13, 2018
The official Leicester City website does however, make it clear that Soyuncu is on the list but that his squad number is ‘to be confirmed’.
The 22-year-old is expected to be granted permission to pay in the Premier League based on his transfer fee, wages and the fact he was a first-team regular in the Bundesliga for Freiburg.
Soyuncu will become the second Turkish international to play for Leicester since Muzzi Izzet, once his transfer goes through.