Leicester City are reportedly pursuing a deal for PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to add further reinforcements to his first-team squad.
The highly-rated 19-year-old has been linked with a £20m move to various Premier League sides this summer after catching the eye with a string of impressive performances for PSV last season.
However, according to well-known journalist Alan Nixon (as relayed by the Leicester Mercury), the Foxes have been ‘active’ on a deal for ‘3-4 weeks,’ meaning Madueke could be set to arrive at the King Power Stadium before the current transfer window closes.
Leicester have already pulled off several astute purchases in the shape of Boubakary Soumare, Patson Daka, Jannik Vestergaard and Ryan Bertrand, but Rodgers has hinted that there could yet be more business done before the August 31 deadline.
“We would like to add more if we could and we will see how the market goes. We know what we would like, but whether we can get that type of player or whether we can afford that type of player, we will have to wait,” the Northern Irish tactician said.
One area of Rodgers’ squad that appears to be particularly light is the right-wing position. Since Riyad Mahrez’s departure back in 2018, several players have failed to adequately replace the Algeria international.
The likes of Demarai Gray, Cengiz Under and Rachid Ghezzal have all exited the King Power Stadium in the subsequent years, meaning the former Celtic boss needs more strength in depth if he’s to mount a serious top-four push.
After leaving Tottenham Hotspur back in 2018 in search of regular first-team minutes, Madueke has established himself as one of the Eredivisie’s most exciting prospects.
The London-born attacker contributed nine goals and eight assists in 32 appearances for the Dutch giants last term, earning praise from several plaudits, including former PSV ace Tommie van de Leegte.
“He’s fast and has the capability to trick his opponent. He brings creativity and is very explosive in his actions,” said Van de Leegte (via Goal).
Rodgers and Leicester fans alike will be hoping the club’s hierarchy can get this deal over the line, completing an exceptional transfer window for the Midlands outfit.