Leicester City have been handed a huge boost in their bid to bring Jonathan Tah to the King Power Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by German publication SportBild (via Sport Witness), who claim that the Bayer 04 Leverkusen centre-back wants to move to the Premier League in the summer transfer window.
The report continues by stating that both Brendan Rodgers’ side and Arsenal have made contact with the Bundesliga club regarding a move for the 25-year-old, although it is suggested that Mikel Arteta may prioritise the signing of Ben White, potentially giving Leicester a free run at Tah.
With Leicester making something of a habit of signing excellent central defenders in recent seasons, considering just how impressive Tah was for Leverkusen last season, should the Foxes go on to get a deal over the line for the Germany international this summer, it would very much appear yet another piece of magnificent business by the Champions League hopefuls.
Indeed, over his 27 Bundesliga appearances for Hannes Wolf’s side last term, the £19.8m-rated defender helped his side keep five clean sheets, as well as making an average of 1.2 interceptions, 1.1 tackles, three clearances and winning 4.3 duels per game.
The centre-back also impressed with his range of passing, making an average of 64.9 passes per league fixture with a 90% success rate, as well as an average of 3.4 accurate long balls and 2.2 accurate chipped balls per league fixture.
These metrics saw the man Heiko Herrlich dubbed an “outstanding” footballer earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.88, playing a huge part in his side securing a top-six finish in the top tier of German football.
And, with Rodgers already having the options of Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans and particularly Wesley Fofana at Leicester, the addition of Tah would not only be a fantastic signing for the Foxes next season but, alongside Fofana, one that could prove the foundation of the club’s defence for many years to come.
As such, should the Northern Irishman indeed go on to get a deal over the line for the £53k-per-week defender this summer, Leicester City fans should be absolutely buzzing.