According to Mirror, Leicester City are being linked with a shocking move for former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder, Raul Meireles. The 34-year-old has been clubless since leaving Fernabache as a free agent in 2016 and he’s also not ruling out returning to the league he had good memories playing in.
The former Portugal international with over 70 caps was without a club last season.
Leicester City, Swansea, West Brom and Watford are understood to be among the top-flight clubs to have expressed an interest in him, according to a report in the Daily Mirror. The Portuguese midfielder has been talking to clubs in Italy and Spain and Cagliari have also expressed an interest in taking Meireles and his soccer shoe to Serie A. However, you can stay rigged with getting our free betting offers for a good betting tips in Premier League
With City’s midfield, not the best so far, this season, Meireles might just by an option to consider to add a bit of steel to the team. But not playing active football since last year means that he will be out of shape and his fitness level will have dropped.
The Foxes are expecting the arrival of their £22million signing, Adrian Silva in January and Matty James to return from injury, Meireles chances of a move might not be feasible.
Meireles moved to Liverpool from his hometown club, Porto, in 2010 before moving to Chelsea in the next window. He also enjoyed a four-year spell in Turkey at Fernabache. His experience might become useful for Leicester if he eventually joins them. This will lessen the workload on Wilfred Ndidi in the middle of the park and give the Nigerian the opportunity to move up the field to create more goal scoring chances. Also, the likely departure of Algerian winger, Riyard Mahrez means that it’s will be good for Leicester to start reinforcing their squad from now.