French midfielder Boubakary Soumare looks set to become the first signing of the
Summer at the King Power Stadium.
Brendan Rodgers is looking to strengthen his squad over the next few months as the
foxes look to again challenge for the Champions League places, defend the FA Cup
and go as far as they can in the Europa League.
Boubakary Soumare is keen on a move to Leicester and has been encouraged by his
international team-mate Wesley Fofana, who moved to the King Power Stadium in
Lille have delayed talks until now because they did not want any distraction for the team
as they secured the French title for the first time in 10 years at the weekend
Soumare has long been a target for Leicester, who are keen to further strengthen
their squad after missing out on Champions League qualification with defeat to Spurs
on the final day of the season.
Soumare, 22 has been one of the most impressive performers for the newly crowned
French champions this season, prompting teams to make a move for him.
Brendan Rodgers’s side has been the favorite to complete the deal for some time,
but it now seems that a transfer has taken a major step closer.
According to Mahamed Bouhafsi of RMCSport, a ‘total agreement’ has now been reached
between the two clubs for the player.
A medical is said to be taking place ‘next week’ before the French U21 international signs
a ‘five-year contract’ at the King Power Stadium.