Quietly but confidently, Brendan Rodgers Leicester City have
been having a fantastic transfer window – and it looks as if The Foxes aren’t quite
finished with their transfer business just yet.
Sports, the 2015/16 Premier League Champions have agreed an £18 million deal
to sign Sampdoria’s Dennis Praet.
Negotiations between the two clubs had been ongoing for several
days as they struggled to agree on a fee for the player, and the Belgium international midfielder is
currently undergoing a medical at Leicester’s training ground after that £18 million figure was settled on.
At one point in time, Praet was viewed as one of the best
young prospects in European football and he could well thrive under the
management of Rodgers. At 25 years of age, the former Anderlecht player is
entering his prime years and could prove to be an extremely shrewd piece of
business from Leicester.
On the midfielder’s departure, Sampdoria manager Eusebio Di
Francesco has even gone as far as referring to Praet as “one of the best
midfielders in Italy” as he was clearly keen to keep the player at Samp.
This transfer will actually be a reunion of sorts as Praet
will once again link up with international teammate Youri Tielemans – the pair
having played club football together at Anderlecht.
Should Leicester get this one over the line before 5pm
today, Praet will become the club’s fourth signing of the summer – following Tielemans’
permanent arrival from Monaco, forward Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United, and
right-back James Justin from Luton Town.