The Leicester centre-half, who has seen a big-money transfer of his personal mooted, is raring to take his sport to the identical heights as a £75m defender
Virgil van Dijk is “top of the list” in relation to centre-half expertise within the Premier League, admits Caglar Soyuncu, with the Leicester defender trying to take vital classes from a Liverpool title winner.
Many have a talismanic presence at Anfield within the primary spot in relation to defensive expertise on the planet sport.
That is as a result of Van Dijk has starred not solely on a home stage, but additionally in Champions League and Club World Cup triumphs for the Reds.
His arrival on Merseyside has coincided with a record-setting return to prominence for Liverpool, with the Netherlands worldwide thought of to have been a remaining piece within the puzzle for Jurgen Klopp.
Soyuncu kinds a part of Van Dijk’s ever-growing fan membership, with the Turkish star ready to confess that he can be taught loads from these he traces up towards regularly within the English prime flight.
The highly-rated 24-year-old instructed Sky Sports: “I all the time watch and be taught from different gamers.
“There are so many nice defenders on this league. I would not restrict myself to solely watching one or two groups and their gamers, there are such a lot of high quality gamers within the Premier League and I attempt to watch and be taught from many others.
“There are so many good centre-backs playing in this league but I have to say Van Dijk is top of that list and where they [are] in the league and how he’s done shows that.”
Soyuncu is quickly climbing the centre-half rankings himself, with there solutions that he might be focused by Manchester City because the Blues search to discover a long-term successor to Vincent Kompany.
Ilkay Gundogan, a kind of already on the books on the Etihad Stadium, has claimed that the Leicester star is simply behind Van Dijk in relation to the cream of the Premier League crop – with the German rating the Turk forward of the likes of Harry Maguire and Aymeric Laporte.
“I agree I’m having a very good season. It’s been great so far,” Soyuncu added.
“Every time I play, I get better, I believe that. So to hear such good things from a player like Ilkay is very flattering. He’s a great player himself.”
For now, Soyuncu’s focus is locked on the current, somewhat than the future, with Leicester within the technique of making an attempt to rediscover a spark that may enable them to wrap up a top-four end and Champions League qualification.