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Leicester’s summer spending continues with Soumare capture

Leicester’s summer spending continues with Soumare capture

Champions League heartbreak

Leicester City have twice come so close, but ultimately missed out on, Champions League football. Both last season and in 2019-20, they were in contention right up until the final day, but fell short, with a 4-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur having ended their most recent opportunity.

On the back of this disappointment, however, the Foxes have been busy in the transfer market, in an attempt to ensure that it proves third time lucky for Brendan Rodgers and his side. While FA cup success this season was certainly a huge step forward for the club, the top-four of the Premier League will surely remain the priority.

To that end, Leicester have already announced the signing of Zambian forward Patson Daka, and are close to finalising a deal that will see full-back Ryan Bertrand join the midlands outfit on a free transfer.

The Foxes also land Soumare

It had long been a poorly kept secret that Boubakary Soumare, Lille’s dynamic defensive midfielder, would too be joining the Foxes this summer.

The Frenchman will provide a valuable rotation option for Brendan Rodgers, able to fill in either for Wilfred Ndidi or Youri Tielemans in Leicester’s system.

With a reported fee of around 17 million pounds forked over, it takes the Foxes’ summer spending to 40 million, though they have now arguably covered all of the positions that looked light last season.

Having previously been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool, it will be fascinating to see how Soumare fares in the Premier League. If he performs as expected, Leicester could have their hands on another gem.

Read more:

Patson Daka- Everything you need and how he will fit into Brendan Rodgers’ side

Leicester’s recruitment drive continues as deal struck for Ryan Bertrand


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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