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Turkish clubs dealt blow as Rodgers remains patient with star

10th April 2019, 13:08 by Simon Barlow

Leicester City are set to ignore interest from Turkish clubs for Caglar Soyuncu after Brendan Rodgers said he would give him more time.

The £19million signing had his best game in a Leicester shirt last weekend as the Foxes kept up their bid for a top-seven finish in the Premier League by beating relegated Huddersfield 4-1 at the John Smith's Stadium.

Besiktas tried to lure him away with a loan bid in January and Fenerbahce have also been linked to the ex-Stuttgart star in the Turkish press.

The 22-year-old's first-team prospects have not been helped by the news that veteran club captain Wes Morgan is penning a one-year extension and Filip Benkovic looks set to return this summer after a season-long loan at Rodgers' former club Celtic.

But the Northern Irishman is ready to give Soyuncu more time to prove himself in the Premier League.

He said: "It didn't help he didn't speak much English at first. Adaption is important so I like to give them time to find their feet and settle in, knowing even in this first year he is adapting."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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