Leicester have made a gap supply for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, with the 2 golf equipment near agreeing on a payment within the area of 25 million euros (21.5 million euros).
The Foxes are on the lookout for reinforcements in midfield as they put together for the 2021/22 season – the place they hope to return to the Champions League.
They’ve been linked with Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Bologna’s Mattias Svanberg and a variety of different midfielders previously, however a report from Foot Mercato final week looked as if it would counsel Soumare is their principal goal.
Right here we’re quickly going for Boubacary Soumaré to Leicester from Lille, confirmed! The deal is predicted to be accomplished quickly for lower than 30 million euros ?? #LCFC
… and @Wesley_Fofanaa “affirm”! ? ⏳ ?? https://t.co/AJ4iCni1u5
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) 9 Could 2021
Rumors gave the impression to be confirmed when Fabrizio Romano jumped on the story and jumped on the again of Soumare’s worldwide teammate and Leicester defender Wesley Fofana. He responded to one in every of his tweets with an egg timer emoji, which appears to counsel that the deal is imminent.
Fofana has since deleted the tweet (most likely after an earful from the membership’s PR crew), however the story has continued to snowball, and now RMC Sports activities’ Mohamed Bouhafsi claims that an settlement is nearer than ever to assembly.
He claimed that Leicester have now submitted their first supply, value round 25 million euros. He provides that Soumare has already “given his consent” to the foxes after a switch.
#Leicester has submitted its 1st official supply for Boubakary # Soumaré. The two golf equipment negotiate a switch payment of € 25M. In keeping with a supply near Losc, Soumare had already given his settlement to Leicester. One other English membership discusses with the #LOSC! #RMCsport
– Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) 10 Could 2021
Earlier experiences in France instructed that talks between the golf equipment have been going properly, and provided that Soumare is out of contract in 2022, it appears possible that this supply won’t be too far off.
Soumare has been a crucial a part of the Lille crew which is simply 4 factors away from profitable Ligue 1 for the primary time since 2011. He has made 41 appearances for them in whole this season and appears to have improved his recreation considerably from a yr in the past when he was linked with Newcastle and Arsenal.
At 22 he looks like a severe coup for Leicester and offers European expertise to the desk after enjoying 14 occasions for Lille within the Champions League and Europa League.