Another potential buyer shows interest in underutilized Atletico Madrid acquisition during January transfer window

Atletico Madrid’s solid season is facing potential challenges as clubs eye Caglar Soyuncu. Despite limited playing time, the Turkish defender is attracting interest from Fenerbahce and Besiktas, leading to questions about his future with the team. His desire for more playing time ahead of Euro 2024 adds to the complexity of the situation. As Atletico Madrid navigates these challenges, the team’s depth and defensive stability are at stake.

Atletico Madrid’s resilience in the face of injuries has been a key factor in their strong season thus far. Despite the absence of key players such as Koke Resurreccion, Memphis Depay, and Thomas Lemar at various points, the team has managed to stay on course. However, there are now concerns that they may lose some of their depth, with Caglar Soyuncu a January target for multiple clubs.

Fenerbahce are reportedly interested in taking Soyuncu back to his native Turkey on loan for the rest of the season, willing to pay half of his salary, which is around €2.5m. Besiktas have also entered the race for the defender, contacting his agent to discuss a potential deal. With both clubs vying for his services, Soyuncu is eager to get more playing time ahead of Euro 2024 and secure his place in the lineup.

Despite missing seven games through injury, Soyuncu has only played 74 minutes since joining Atletico Madrid, and has yet to start a match. Diego Simeone faces the challenge of keeping Soyuncu in the squad and satisfied with his playing time, but also recognizes the importance of having him as a backup for the team’s injury-prone defense.

jamal hejaze

Hello, I'm Jamal Alhejazi, a dedicated sports writer with a passion for delivering compelling sports news. With a deep understanding of various sports disciplines, I bring a unique perspective and insightful analysis to my writing.
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