Leicester City are closing in on the signing of Sampdoria midfielder Dennis Praet in a deal worth £18m.

According to Sky Sports, Praet is set for a medical at Leicesteobdorsettskyr ahead of his official unveiling.

Praet will become the club’s third signing of the summer, following Youri Tielemans and Ayoze Perez penning permanent deals at The King Power.

Following the news, Leicester fans have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions on the signing…

Amar is impressed!

Tim feels as though Praet is great cover for Maddison and Tielemans.

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Phil has had his say.

Joe says it is a brilliant deal!

Adam shares the same opinion!


Is £18m for Praet an excellent deal for Leicester?

Absolutely. In the current transfer market, signing Praet for just £18m is a great bit of business from the Foxes.

Why? You only have to look at some of the signings Leicester’s rivals have made. Everton signed Andre Gomes from Barcelona this summer for a fee in the region of £22m. 

Gomes was given a WhoScored rating of 6.65/10 for his performances last season, whilst Praet scored 6.99/10 in the Serie A. This suggests that Leicester are signing a better player, for less. 

Praet recorded two goals and three assists for Sampdoria, compared to Andre Gomes’ one goal and one assist from Everton.

Given the evidence, it appears as though Leicester have got one over their rivals this summer. 

Is £18m for Praet an excellent deal for Leicester?