Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu is set to receive an improved deal following his impressive start to the season, according to the Daily Mail.

The Foxes are currently second in the Premier League table after a brilliant start to the campaign, with their defensive performances crucial to their current position.

Brendan Rodgers had to deal with the departure of Harry Maguire in the summer, a huge loss to the Leicester back four.

The England international had been a key figure at the King Power Stadium since his arrival in 2017, with Soyuncu stepping in to fill the void.

Leicester brought Soyuncu to the club for £19million in the summer transfer window of 2018, and has proved to be an incredible investment for the club.

Despite having three and a half years remaining on his contract, the Turkish defender is set to benefit financially from his impressive performances since the start of the season.

Soyuncu is believed to currently earn £45,000-a-week, however Leicester are set to table an improved offer to warn off rival clubs.

Premier League champions Manchester City have the Foxes central-defender on their radar given their issues at the back of late.

Given that Leicester have the best defensive record in the top flight, conceding just 10 goals in their 16 games so far, it is no surprise that Soyuncu is attracting interest from elsewhere.

The Foxes defender has formed a solid partnership alongside veteran Jonny Evans, who is playing some of the best football of his career under Rodgers.

Leicester have emerged as genuine title challengers following their formidable run of form, although they are currently eight-points behind the league leaders.

If they are to maintain their challenge for a second Premier League title, it is vital that they secure the long-term future of key figures such as Soyuncu.


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