Leicester City will be firmly on the lookout for recruits this summer with another potential European campaign on the horizon.
Whether that is in the UEFA Champions League or Europa League remains to be seen but either way, the Foxes have been linked to a whole host of players – one of those being Bologna’s Mattias Svanberg, suggested by Il Resto del Carlino.
He could be a shrewd addition to the Foxes’ squad.
Since joining the Serie A outfit from Malmo in 2018, the four-cap Swedish international has made 76 appearances in Italy, scoring four goals and notching five assists – the majority of those contributions coming this season.
With Brendan Rodgers previously “looking for” a midfielder in January, but a move not coming to fruition, a potential swoop for Svanberg could be visited in the summer.
He would bolster the current options at the King Power Stadium, with the likes of James Maddison, Youri Tielemans and Dennis Praet all capable of playing slightly further forwards. Meanwhile, he would face competition from Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy and Hamza Choudhury for a defensive midfield position.
Considering Svanberg’s statistics, he could well be a box-to-box option.
Meanwhile, he also contributes 1.1 tackles and one interception. This is more defensive contributions on average than Choudhury, Praet and Maddison.
That versatility could potentially make him a very attractive option for the Foxes.
Valued at just £5.85m, it could also well be a deal that is affordable for Leicester should they wish to bolster their midfield options.
Should Rodgers’ men qualify for another European campaign, more recruits to deal with its extreme demands will certainly be welcome and Svanberg could well be one of those.