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High-Profile €8.5m Transfer to Fenerbahçe Endorsed by Mourinho

CAGLAR SOYUNCU, LEICESTER CITY FC, 2022

Çağlar Söyüncü has made a significant move from Atlético Madrid to Fenerbahçe, aiming to strengthen their defense. The transfer, valued at €8.5 million, has been endorsed by the renowned manager José Mourinho, adding credibility to the deal.

  • Çağlar Söyüncü transfers from Atlético Madrid to Fenerbahçe.
  • The deal, worth €8.5 million, was endorsed by José Mourinho.
  • Söyüncü joins Fenerbahçe aiming to bolster their defense.

Transfer Details

Çağlar Söyüncü, the 28-year-old Turkish center-back, has completed a high-profile transfer from Atlético Madrid to Fenerbahçe for a fee of €8.5 million. The move, which took place on July 1, 2024, has been officially confirmed and is seen as a significant boost for Fenerbahçe’s squad. The transfer has also received the backing of renowned manager José Mourinho, adding further credibility to the deal.


Söyüncü leaves Atlético Madrid after a brief stint, having joined the Spanish club on a free transfer in 2023. His move to Fenerbahçe marks a return to his home country, where he began his professional career. Known for his defensive prowess, aerial ability, and leadership on the field, Söyüncü is expected to play a key role in Fenerbahçe’s defensive lineup.

Player Profile and Career Highlights

Born on May 23, 1996, in Izmir, Turkey, Çağlar Söyüncü stands at 1.85 meters and plays as a centre-back. He has earned 55 caps and scored 2 goals for the Turkish national team. His career statistics include:

  • Altınordu (2014-2016): 34 appearances, 2 goals
  • SC Freiburg (2016-2018): 50 appearances, 1 goal
  • Leicester City (2018-2023): 79 appearances, 3 goals
  • Atlético Madrid (2023-2024): 15 appearances, 0 goals

Söyüncü’s career has been marked by notable achievements, including an FA Cup victory with Leicester City in the 2020-2021 season and a Community Shield win in 2021. Internationally, he has represented Turkey in UEFA Euro 2020, showcasing his skills on a global stage.

Strategic Signing for Fenerbahçe

The acquisition of Söyüncü is seen as a strategic move for Fenerbahçe, aiming to strengthen their defense with a player of his caliber. His experience in top European leagues and international competitions is expected to bring stability and leadership to the team. The endorsement by José Mourinho, known for his tactical expertise and success with top European clubs, further underscores the significance of this transfer.

Fenerbahçe fans are hopeful that Söyüncü’s arrival will help the club reclaim the Turkish Super Lig title, as they continue to build a formidable squad. The club’s ambition and strategic planning are evident in their efforts to secure top talent and enhance their competitive edge.

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