Leicester City could land their ideal heir to Wes Morgan this summer in the shape of Club America defender Sebastian Caceres.
The Foxes are believed to be in the market for a new centre-back after the retirement of their former captain and have identified the 21-year-old as an ideal candidate, according to Football Insider.
Caceres would cost Leicester around £20 million following a string of impressive displays for the Mexican giants, meaning he would be their third big-money signing of this window.
A final day defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur saw the Midlands outfit miss out on Champions League football for the second consecutive campaign, but they’ve wasted no time in preparing for another assault on the top four.
However, the departures of Morgan and Christian Fuchs have left Leicester seriously lightweight at the back, and Rodgers is thought to be in the market for at least two defenders to replace the experienced duo.
Caceres has emerged as a potential candidate to plug the gap at the King Power Stadium after catching the eye in Liga MX last season.
The youngster started his career with Liverpool Montevideo in Uruguay’s capital before moving north to Mexico where he joined America in January last year. Caceres has gone from strength to strength since then, making 38 appearances for his current club and scoring one goal.
Although he’s yet to make an appearance for the Uruguayan senior side, Caceres has an abundance of caps throughout the youth levels, including four for the Under-21 team, and is one of his countries brightest prospects.
With his contract not expiring until December 2024, America will be under no pressure to sell their prized asset, but the lure of the Premier League should help Leicester’s cause.
News that the FA Cup holders are targeting yet another youthful, exciting prospect will surely have the club’s supporters buzzing, and Rodgers could be set to add another highly-rated talent to his side ahead of the upcoming campaign.