Caglar Soyuncu has confirmed that Arsenal want to sign him but he will not be thinking about it until after he is finished with his international team.
Speaking just this week, Soyuncu said that his future would become clear in a fortnight and this new statement tallies with that.
Now, he has confirmed that Arsenal do indeed want to sign him.
Speaking with Turkish publication, Tumspor, he said, (butchered by Google translate), “Arsenal [one] of the most important clubs in England, I know they care about me, but there’s nothing finalised yet about my transfer.
“After the national team camp takes place, in a relaxed way, talks my head. Currently I have an idea to return to Turkey.
“I want to represent my country in Europe as long as my body permits.”
The 22-year-old has been linked with Arsenal for a while now and less that two weeks ago, his agent said the player wanted a Premier League move within the next 10-15 days.
“The main objective of the player is to play in the Premier League, that I can tell you at the moment,” Mustafa Dogru explained. “We are negotiating with some clubs, but I can’t give the name of the clubs – I’m sorry.
“Next week we will have some meetings and I think in 10 or 15 days his situation will be clear. They (Freiburg) are open to negotiations.”
“He is perfect for the Premier League,” Dogru insisted. “We are sure he is going to make a big impact in the first season. He’s very quick, he can use both feet and has excellent technique.
“He was playing also as a defensive midfielder when he was young. He plays almost 85 per cent in the head. Over short distances he is very quick and fast, so with these qualities and specialities, he is unique at the moment actually.”
Turkey face Tunisia in a friendly on 1 June before a game against Russia on 5 June.
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