Leicester agree £18m fee for Sampdoria’s ex-Arsenal target Dennis Praet – The Sun

Leicester agree £18m fee for Sampdoria’s ex-Arsenal target Dennis Praet – The Sun

August 8, 2019

LEICESTER CITY have agreed an £18million fee with Sampdoria Dennis Praet.

The Belgium international midfielder, 25, has been chased for months by Arsenal.

He travelled to England last night and will undergo a medical with the Foxes this morning.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has money to spend following the world-record £85m transfer of Harry Maguire to Manchester United.

And he has targeted the attacker to help provide ammunition for his frontline as the 2016 champions target a return to European football.

Ex-Anderlecht ace Praet could now link up with his former team-mate Youri Tielemans after his £40m arrival earlier this year.

Praet – who was snubbed by Arsenal when he was 16 for being too weak – has been labelled as a "complete footballer" by his agent Martin Riha.

Amid rumours of interest from AC Milan, his representative said: "There are other clubs that want to sign him, especially abroad. They've already shown their interest.

While he also claimed: "I can't add anything else now, I think you can understand.

"Dennis is a complete footballer and he is ready to join a big club.

"There are many clubs interested, we'll know everything in a few weeks."

Rodgers has already completed the signings of Tielemans, Ayoze Perez and James Justin this window.

His side kick-off the season at home to Wolves on Sunday.

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