Leicester City interested in signing Robin Gosens from Atalanta

The Premier League 2020/21 season is reaching its business end with Manchester City leading the title race by ten points.

Manchester United are in second place whereas Leicester City have held on to third. The clubs are preparing themselves for a summer transfer window trying to get deals over the line early.

The summer transfer window of 2021 will be a tactical one and the clubs are expected to adopt a cautious approach because of the ongoing pandemic.

According to recent reports, Leicester City are tipped to sign Robin Gosens from Serie A outfit, Atalanta. The renowned transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano broke the news on the possible transfer.

Leicester are interested in Robin Gosens. He’s the main option as left back, talks on – Nuno Mendes was also in the list but he’s considered ‘too expensive’.  
#LCFC Manchester City have never been in advanced talks for Gosens despite rumours.

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Who is Robin Gosens?

Robin Gosens is a 26-year-old German international plying his trade as a left-back with Atalanta in Serie A. Robin Gosens joined Atalanta from Heracles Almelo in 2017 for a transfer fee of €1.17 million.

Since his move to Atalanta, the fullback has featured in 110 games across all competitions. In the ongoing season, Gosens has 15 G/A to his name in 27 top-flight games. He also has a Champions League goal this season as well.

Leicester have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Robin Gosens from the Serie A outfit. However, the Foxes are one of the strong candidates to sign him from the Italian club. The player is valued at €35 million based on his recent performances in the Italian top-flight.

Brendan Rodgers has versatile fullbacks at his disposal at the King Power Stadium. The departure of Ben Chilwell has not affected Rodgers’ setup at all.

Timothy Castagne, James Justin, Ricardo Pereira, and Luke Thomas have featured on both flanks for the Midlands outfit but Castagne, Ricardo Periera and James Justin are right-footed players leaving Luke Thomas and Christian Fuchs as the only natural options.

Moreover, the Foxes are on the verge of securing Champions League football for next season. Considering all these factors, Robin Gosens can be a great addition to the Leicester line-up for the sum they are willing to spend in the transfer window.

Gosens only has one year remaining on his contract and the club will not like to let the player leave on a Bosman transfer.

In January 2020, the player was about to sign a new contract with them. However, both parties couldn’t agree on the terms regarding the new contract. With a year remaining, Leicester City would like to snap the player up for a cheaper sum.

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