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Leicester City join Barcelona in race for Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi

When it comes to the transfer market, Leicester are simply one of the best in the business.

According to multiple reports emanating from England and Spain, Leicester City have joined Barcelona in race for Angers midfielder Azzedine Ounahi.

The Morocco international joined Angers from Avranches in July 2021. His contract at Angers is set to expire at the end of the 2025/26 campaign.

The midfielder has featured in 14 matches for Angers this term in all competitions.

Azzedine Ounahi
Azzedine Ounahi

He is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Morocco. As a member of Morocco national football team, Ounahi won 17 caps.

His impressive performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers sees Ounahi as the perfect addition to his midfield.

Leicester City
Leicester City

The former Avranches man will add a new dimension to Leicester’s midfield. His arrival would give Leicester some much needed tactical flexibility.

According to the report, “Leicester City are rivaling Barcelona’s interest in Morocco midfielder Azzedine Ounahi. The Angers midfielder has been a revelation for the Atlas Lions at Qatar 2022. Sport says Barca have identified the youngster as a cut-price replacement for wantaway captain Sergi Busquets. However, the Catalans won’t get a clear run at Ounahi, with Leicester also keen. Angers are prepared to sell their 22 year-old star at a starting price of €45m next month.”

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The French club feel under no pressure to sell and will “demand a significant fee” before letting him go.

Leicester are showing interest in signing midfielder, but will have to dig deep to land him.

Good signing for Leicester City?

Azzedine Ounahi stands as an excellent option for Leicester. He will be an ideal choice for Rodgers as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his midfielders.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit at King Power Stadium.

It will be interesting to see if the Foxes can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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