Fulham close to signing former Arsenal target from Leicester City

For Leicester City, the club has already seen most of the big players depart from the club after relegation. The Foxes have done well to recruit top players for their title charge in the Championship, but there is still one more departure that is likely to happen. Belgian defender Timothy Castagne has been subject to plenty of interest this summer and was one of the players expected to depart this summer. He’s still with Leicester City but has yet to play a match this season. Now, Premier League side Fulham looks to bring the player back to the top flight.

Fulham closing in on signing Leicester City’s Timothy Castagne

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Fulham is close to reaching an agreement with Leicester City for Timothy Castagne. The two English clubs are still in talks in hopes of closing a deal. Romano states that Fulham boss Marco Silva is very keen on adding Castagne, hence the push to sign the player before the window closes.

As The Top Flight had covered, Timothy Castagne was shortlisted by Arsenal earlier this summer, but they ultimately decided against a deal. The Belgian’s name has popped up again with Arsenal, though with the injury to Jurrien Timber.

Timothy Castagne is capable of playing on either side of the pitch and can play as full-back or wing-back. Castagne joined Leicester City in the summer of 2020 from Serie A side Atalanta. The Belgium international played his home country in the most recent World Cup in Qatar.

For Fulham, Castagne prevents a nice depth and versatile option as a fullback. The Cottagers currently have no senior backup left-back, with Antonee Robinson holding down the starting position. Even in the right-back spot, it is unclear how trusted loan returnee Kevin Mbabu will be to play backup to Kenny Tete.