Leicester City are reportedly in a race with fellow Premier League rivals Arsenal to sign Ismael Doukoure, according to Foot Mercato.
As per the news outlet, RC Strasbourg have approached the central defender, but Brendan Rodgers’ team are still keeping a close eye on him as well as the Gunners.
Doukoure is already being compared to Dayot Upamecano with his precocity and position, and is under contract at Valenciennes until June 2023.
Doukoure one for the future
If Doukoure is to turn out anything like young French centre-back Wesley Fofana has for the East Midlands club so far, then he is certainly a talent that they should really be considering to pick up.
The 17-year-old is already playing in men’s football with no fewer than 15 games played so far in the 2020/21 term (Transfermarkt), and will no doubt only get better with the experience that he has gained.
Should Leicester sign Doukoure?
He has impressed in various parts of his game in Ligue 2 so far this season, winning 2.9 of his duels per match in addition to averaging 1.6 clearances an appearance (Sofascore).
Playing in a better league like the English top flight will only improve him further, and Rodgers is certainly a manager more than capable of getting him to fulfil his full potential.
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