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Leicester City register their interest in Josip Brekalo

Leicester City have been linked with a move for Wolfsburg forward Josip Brekalo as Brendan Rodgers plots another assault on the Champions League qualification places.

What’s the story?

According to the Sunday Mirror (via Sportslens), the Foxes have “registered an interest” in the highly-rated 23-year-old, who would reportedly cost around £12 million.

Ligue 1 outfit Lyon and Spain’s Real Sociedad have also been credited with an interest in Brekalo, but it is understood the player would prefer a move to the Premier League this summer.

Should Leicester sign Josip Brekalo?

Yes, definitely!

Yes, definitely!

No way!

No way!

He has huge potential

The diminutive winger has established himself as one of the Bundesliga’s most exciting prospects in recent years following his arrival from boyhood club Dinamo Zagreb.

His impressive performances have caught the eye of several onlookers throughout his time in German football, including ex-Wolfsburg manager Oliver Glasner.

“I see huge potential in Josip. He continues to show that he wants to be here, and will only get better,” said Glasner.

And Brekalo enjoyed his most productive campaign to date in 2020/21, playing a pivotal part as the Wolves finished fourth in the Bundesliga standings, qualifying for Europe’s elite cup competition as a result.

In 29 top-flight appearances, the Croatia international bagged seven goals and provided three assists for his teammates, although his underlying numbers are arguably even more striking.

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As per WhoScored, Brekalo had 1.6 shots per league game last term, made 1.3 key passes and completed one dribble, placing him in the top four amongst his teammates in all metrics.

Therefore, it’s easy to understand why Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly targeting the versatile forward ahead of the upcoming campaign.

Although usually deployed on the wings, Brekalo is equally adept at playing through the middle and would offer cover and competition in a variety of positions.

Both Dennis Praet and Ayoze Perez struggled in their second seasons at the King Power Stadium, while Cengiz Under’s loan spell wasn’t made permanent following an underwhelming 12-month stint.

It’s left Rodgers searching for some attacking reinforcements, and the Wolfsburg ace may just be the perfect solution to the Foxes’ problems.

And, in other news…Bye-bye Maddison: Leicester must land “silky” £30m gem who’s a big upgrade for Rodgers 

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