English club Leicester City transfer Turkish defender

By Can Erozden

ANKARA (AA) – English Premier League club Leicester City said Thursday that they had agreed to transfer German team Freiburg's Turkish central defender Caglar Soyuncu.

Leicester City announced Soyuncu's move on their website and Twitter account Thursday.

Soyuncu, 22, reportedly agreed terms with his new club, underwent medical tests, and inked a five-year contract at Leicester City's home King Power Stadium.

Leicester City is now awaiting Soyuncu's work permit.

Soyuncu has been capped for Turkey's National Football Team 16 times since March 2016 when he made his debut against Sweden.

Last season he made 30 appearances for Freiburg and scored one goal.

Before his two-year-spell at Freiburg, Soyuncu was playing for Turkish lower-division team Altinordu.

In May 2016, Leicester City won the Premier League title for the first time ever, which is still regarded as one of the greatest sporting stories of all time.

In that season, all Premier League giants Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea completed the league behind underdogs Leicester City.