Leicester City are closing in on the signing of Dennis Praet from Italian side Sampdoria.

Reports have claimed that Leicester are poised to sign Praet in a deal worth a fee in the region of £18m.

Praet played 37 games in all competitions for Sampdoria last season, scoring two goals from midfield. 

He will become the club’s third signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Youri Tielemans and Ayoze Perez on permanent deals earlier in the window. 

The 25-year-old has been capped three times by Belgium, but has struggled to break into the squad in recent years – after making his debut in 2014. 

It remains to be seen whether or not he will be involved in the squad when Leicester face Wolves on the opening day of the Premier League season this weekend.

But, will he be a great signing? Here are four reasons why he will…