The defensive department of the Leicester City squad needs quality additions.
It’s claimed by British and Italian media that Leicester City are targeting Torino centre-back Gleison Bremer.
The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various Premier League clubs.
Torino spent 5.8 million euros to sign the Brazil international from Atlético Mineiro in the summer of 2018. The 23-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
The centre-back has featured in 35 matches for Torino last term, netting 5 goals and providing 3 assists in all competitions.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Leicester City.
Brendan Rodgers is looking to shore up his defensive options and Torino’s Bremer happens to be a target. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this autumn.
Leicester are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The Torino centre-back heavily relies on his ability to read the game. It is coupled with his sensible tackling and an excellent sense of positioning, allowing him to repel most of the danger in the defensive third. Bremer has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “Leicester City and Everton are emerging as the two teams with the most significant interest in Gleison Bremer from Torino. The centre-back is someone who has impressed in recent seasons, and could be in line for a move to the Premier League. Leicester want a center back due to their injury problems in that area, while Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti is also prioritizing a defender in the remaining days of the transfer window. Football Insider claims the 23-year-old Bremer is Leicester’s prime target. They will hope Europa League football will entice the defender to choose their club over the Toffees. Playing under Ancelotti would be the main draw for Bremer at Everton.”
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Leicester will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Bremer to join the club.
Torino would be wise to keep the Brazil international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Good signing for Leicester City?
Bremer is very highly rated in Italy and he could be a superb long term signing for Leicester City.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Leicester.
Leicester City fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
If Rodgers sees him as the right man for his side, Leicester City should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.
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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.