Leicester City May Allow Kasper Schmeichel To Leave

Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel celebrates after Wes Morgan scores their first goal.

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Leicester City might allow Kasper Schmeichel to follow his father’s footsteps and make a move to Manchester United if the Foxes sign Lovre Kalinic.

Kasper Schmeichel, whose role was unprecedented in the 2015-16 title winning season, might look to move to bigger waters.

The Foxes are understood to be hot on trail to bring the Croatian International Lovre Kalinic to the King Power Stadium. In fact, Leicester City are understood to have already put up a bid of £18m for the player from Gent, but the Belgian club is not willing to let him go for anything less than £20 million.

Kalinic was named as the best goalkeeper in Belgian football last season, adding to his market value. Kasper Schmeichel, on the other hand, recently celebrated 6 successful years with the club, but his agents indicated a possible move away from the club.

If the move does pan out, the 30-year-old would be following his father’s footsteps at Old Trafford.

Peter Schmeichel is considered among the best goalkeepers in Manchester United history, and has earned himself the nickname of ‘The Great Dane’. He spanned over 8 years for the club, and also featured in the 1999 treble-winning season for the Red Devils.

But the move for Kasper might only work out if David de Gea leaves Old Trafford for Real Madrid, according to The Sun. With the transfer rumours still looming over the Spaniard, a move for the former Premier League winner might be possible in the future.


Written by Srivats Venkateswaran  

Sports writer with a long experience of writing in football.Was football team head at EssentiallySports. Still deeply misses Sir Alex and Berbatov at United. An introvert at heart with a poetic hand. Engineer by choice, writer by passion.


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