The attacking department of the Leicester City squad needs quality additions this summer.
The reports in England suggested that Leicester City will look to sign Marseille winger Florian Thauvin.
The France international was signed by Marseille in July 2017 from Newcastle United for a fee of 11 million euros. The 28-year-old has a valid contract with Marseille until June 2021.
The winger banged in 7 goals and provided 9 assists in 29 matches for Marseille this season across all fronts showcasing just how influential he has been in the final third.
The 28-year-old is considered to be one of the best wingers in France. As a member of France national football team, Thauvin won 10 caps and he scored one goal.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Leicester.
Brendan Rodgers is looking to shore up his attacking options and Marseille’s Thauvin happens to be a target.
The report claims that Leicester City manager has extensively scouted Thauvin and is considering a move for the winger.
The Foxes are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The France international will offer the Leicester City boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report,”Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is eyeing up a move for Marseille winger Florian Thauvin. Eurosport claims Leicester are likely to send loan star Cengiz Under back to Roma when his loan concludes at the end of the season. They will not take up an option to buy the player. The Turkey winger has only started one Premier League game this term. With Under gone, Rodgers will look at Thauvin as a possible replacement in the squad. Thauvin was linked with the Foxes last summer and Rodgers wants to rekindle the deal when the transfer window opens.”
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If Leicester are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.
Florian Thauvin ideal fit for Leicester City?
Florian Thauvin stands as an excellent option for Leicester City.
The France international has all the skillset required to be a success story at Leicester. Therefore, it makes sense for Brendan Rodgers to step up his attempts to bring the France winger to Premier League side.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Leicester.
It will be interesting to see whether Leicester City will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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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.