LEICESTER CITY are set to battle it out with Manchester United and Arsenal for Sporting Lisbon’s Nuno Mendes, based on experiences.
The 18-year-old left-back has earned loads of plaudits since breaking into the Sporting first workforce after lockdown.
Leicester have reportedly joined the race to signal teenage left-back Nuno Mendes from Sporting LisbonCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
He’s now the first-choice left-back for Ruben Amorim – beginning all 9 matches this season and serving to unbeaten Sporting to the highest of the league.
And based on the Daily Mail, Premier League table-toppers Leicester are contemplating making an method to signal Mendes.
The Portugal Beneath-21 worldwide penned a brand new contract till 2025 on his 18th birthday this summer season and has a launch clause of £40million.
However though Sporting are reportedly making an attempt to tie him into an improved deal already to spice up his buy-out charge, the affect of the coronavirus means the Portuguese facet are open to promoting and would probably settle for a suggestion of £18m.
Brendan Rodgers noticed academy graduate Ben Chilwell go away for Chelsea in a £50million switch throughout the summer season window.
James Justin began the season at left-back with Timothy Castagne on the appropriate – though each gamers can function on both facet.
Rodgers additionally has teenager Luke Thomas – who is very rated inside Leicester – and veteran Christian Fuchs, however the latter has usually been deployed in a again three this season.
And his continued religion in teenage defenders – with the arrival and speedy affect of Wesley Fofana – may assist tempt Mendes to go to the King Energy.
Nevertheless, it’s thought a few of England’s high golf equipment – and others throughout Europe together with AC Milan – can also be tempted to swoop.
Liverpool have been earlier within the yr earlier than turning their consideration to Kostas Tsimikas whereas United brought in Alex Telles on deadline day.
Arsenal seem essentially the most eager with Mendes reportedly viewed as an ideal back-up for Kieran Tierney, particularly as Sead Kolasinac’s Emirates future appears bleak.
The Mail report additionally suggests Newcastle made an enquiry over the summer season however the Toon landed Jamal Lewis from Norwich.
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