Leicester City target Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand

Leicester City are showing strong interest in Ryan Bertrand.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Leicester City are targeting Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.

Southampton spent 13.3 million euros to sign the England international from Chelsea in the winter of 2015. The 30-year-old has one and a half years left on his current contract which expires in 2021.

Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand

Bertrand has played 189 times for Southampton since signing from Chelsea, scoring 8 goals and creating 19 assists in that time.

The England international will turn 31 next season but still has a lot to offer at the top level.

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

Leicester City
Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers is a long term admirer of Bertrand and believes he can get the most out of the England international.

Ryan Bertrand would provide a good variety to Leicester City’s defense.

According to the report, “Leicester City are eyeing Southampton fullback Ryan Bertrand. The Daily Mail says Leicester are bracing themselves for Ben Chilwell’s departure to Chelsea next summer and have identified Bertrand of Southampton as a potential replacement. Chelsea were considering bringing a move for Chilwell forward to January. But their plans to strengthen at left back have been delayed as the Blues prioritise bringing in a striker this month. That has given Leicester more time to draw up contingency plans and Bertrand would represent an experienced, quality replacement for Chilwell, 23, whose Leicester contract runs until 2024. Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was a youth coach at Chelsea during Bertrand’s time in their academy.”

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If Leicester City are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

The 30-year-old will be a good addition to Leicester City’s squad.

How strong that interest is and whether Leicester City will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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