Leicester City pushing to sign Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah

Leicester City are on the hunt for a centre-back, and Jonathan Tah is a player who is thought to be on their radar.

According to the football transfer rumours in British and German media, Leicester City are pushing to sign Bayer Leverkusen centre-back Jonathan Tah.

The 24-year-old has been with Bayer since 2015, having signed for the club from Hamburger SV for 7.5 million euros. The Germany international’s current deal expires in 2023.

Last season, Tah has provided one assist in 39 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen.

Jonathan Tah
Jonathan Tah

The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in Germany.

Jonathan Tah has earned 9 senior caps for the Germany national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.

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

The Leicester City manager is in the market for a new centre-back.

Brendan Rodgers has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a long term admirer of Tah and believes he can get the most out of the Germany international.

Leicester City
Leicester City

There is no doubt that Jonathan Tah will take Leicester City’s defense to a different level.

According to the report, “Leicester City are widening their search for a center half in the next week. The Foxes are desperate to sign a central defender, especially with Wilfried N’Didi picking up an injury. Per Kicker in Germany, Jonathan Tah from Bayer Leverkusen is someone they are interested in signing. The 24-year-old has been contacted by Leicester’s scout, Lee Congerton. Both know each other from their time at Hamburger SV. Tah is someone Leicester admires, along with Wesley Fofana from Saint Etienne. Tah has a €40 million release clause, and could even join on an initial loan deal, per The Telegraph in England.”

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Leicester have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Germany international.

Good signing for Leicester City?

This could be a very interesting move, Jonathan Tah has lots of potential and Leicester could be the perfect place for him to develop as a player.

The 24-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Leicester City squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.

Leicester City fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

The ball is in Leicester City’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Tah.

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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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