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With Filip Benkovic returning to Leicester, Celtic should ask for Caglar Soyuncu instead

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With Filip Benkovic returning to Leicester, Celtic should ask for Caglar Soyuncu instead

The 22-year-old is highly-rated despite just five Premier League appearances this season.

During the summer Celtic led by Brendan Rodgers took Filip Benkovic on loan from Leicester City for the season.

Rodgers is now in charge at the King Power Stadium and that could see the central defender earn an opportunity to impress during the summer.

The 21-year-old has played 27 times for the Hoops, netting twice for the club.

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The Leicester Mercury recently reported that Rodgers had a plan for Benkovic next season.

Rodgers said in the report that all the players out on loan this season will return in the summer and be given a chance to shine.

 

As a result, Celtic will be left with a void to fill at the heart of the back four.

With Benkovic likely to get a chance that could be bad news for Leicester man Caglar Soyuncu.

The Turkish defender has been the subject of interest from Fenerbahce of late, according to the Leicester Mercury.

He’s played just five times this season after signing in the summer from Freiburg for £19 million, according to Sky Sports.

At 22-years-old the centre-back has plenty of time on his side. First-team football doesn’t seem forthcoming in the East Midlands any time soon, however.

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Celtic could do a lot worse than borrow Soyuncu for next season.

His style of defending is not too dissimilar to that of Benkovic and he would relish the chance to play European football.

In a bizarre turn of events, if Soyuncu was to go to Celtic Park and prove a success, it might go some way towards supporters forgiving Rodgers for his acrimonious departure.

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