Carragher and Lineker hail Leicester’s Soyuncu as fans tell Man utd they can keep Harry Maguire

By | 21st September 2019

CAGLAR SOYUNCU produced another composed performance for Leicester and earned the exuberant praise of Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher.

The Foxes beat Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday with the Turk again at the heart of their defence, as he has been for every minute of their strong start to the season.

The 23-year-old only played eight times last season
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It is an especially timely run of form given Harry Maguire’s exit for Manchester United in the summer, Brendan Rodgers choosing to not sign a replacement and promoting Soyuncu.

Gary Lineker agreed with the decision, writing on Twitter: “Seems clear now why Leicester didn’t bother reinvesting the Maguire fee on another central defender: they knew how good Söyüncü is.

“Deserves the dots above his name.”

Leicester have only let in five goals in the first six games of the 2019/20 Prem campaign, earning their new star centre-back praise from Liverpool favourite Carragher.

The former defender tweeted: “Love watching Soyuncu for Leicester!”

Going third with their win over Spurs, the Foxes were praised for how they handled the Maguire sale.

A fee of £85million was pocketed and 23-year-old Soyuncu handed a starting berth having spent a year adapting to the English game.

He arrived from German side Freiburg for £19m in 2018 and fans were eager to point out how Leicester are now above Maguire’s United.



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Chelsea supporter Joey joked on Twitter: “United broke the world record on Leicester’s worst CB.”

One Turkish supporter added: “The best defender in the world, Gary. And I’m not being biased because he’s Turkish.”

Callum called him: “New hero at Leicester!”

And Kiran noted: “Looks class, been consistent so far but let’s see how well he does as the season progresses.”

This post written by Marc Mayo originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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