Leicester City Preparing To Sign Manchester United Flop In £13m Deal

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers during the match.

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Leicester City are eyeing January reinforcements as they sit in the relegation zone after just one win in their first eight Premier League outings.

Brendan Rodgers was a much relieved man on Monday night following Leicester City’s first win of the season. James Maddison scored a brace and assisted Patson Daka’s goal in the Foxes’ 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

The Englishman has provided much of the creativity from right flank, with Leicester struggling to break open defences from the middle of the park.

Youri Tielemans has had a frustrating start to the new campaign, and could leave the club in January. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.

As per Jeunesfooteux (via The Sun), Donny van de Beek is being viewed as the Belgian midfielder’s replacement, and has been linked with a loan deal which includes a £13m option to buy for Leicester.

It is understood that PSV and Ajax are also keeping tabs on the Netherlands international.

Erik ten Hag’s arrival has not changed Van de Beek’s frustrating situation at United, with the former Ajax boss only giving him 13 minutes of playing time so far.

As things stand, the versatile midfielder is unlikely to be part of Louis van Gaal’s squad for the World Cup, and exit from United might be his best opportunity to represent Oranje regularly once again.