Leicester City are set to land midfielder Dennis Praet for €20m from Italian outfit Sampdoria this week.
According to The Guardian, via Fabrizio Romano, Praet is on the verge of becoming Leicester’s latest signing.
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The report claims that the Belgian international will put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Leicester, signing for £18.4m.
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Could Praet be a good signing for Leicester?
Yes. If Brendan Rodgers decides to go with a similar system to last season and play Youri Tielemans and James Maddison as 8’s, with Wilfred Ndidi sitting behind them, Praet could be a great option to rotate with.
The Belgian midfielder was given a WhoScored rating of 6.99/10 for his performances in the Serie A for Sampdoria last season. To provide some context, Tielemans scored 6.68/10 for Monaco in the first-half of the 2018/19 season before his move to Leicester.
Praet is said to be a hardworking midfielder, which could be vital in pressing high up the pitch and winning back possession in key areas for Leicester – allowing the likes of James Maddison and Jamie Vardy to work their magic in the final third.
At 25-years-old, Praet also still has plenty of room to develop and could thrive under the management of Brendan Rodgers – who brought the best out of Tielemans and Maddison in midfield last season.