Writing on Twitter, talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook has backed claims by fellow reporter Jason Bourne that Leicester City has/will now offer Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand a one-year deal.
The Lowdown: Suitors for Bertrand
Since the Englishman was announced to be leaving St Mary’s at the end of this season once his contract expires, suitors have emerged out of the woodwork.
Should the Foxes sign Ryan Bertrand?
Yes, need cover at left-back desperately
No, better options out there
The Foxes are among clubs linked with a move for Bertrand alongside the likes of Arsenal and AC Milan as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen his defensive options for the 2021/2022 season (talkSPORT).
The Latest: Journalist shares Leicester City transfer development
Now, reporters Bourne and Cook have shared some exciting information regarding City’s chase for Bertrand and both believe that he will now be offered a one-year deal at the King Power Stadium.
“It looks like Ryan Bertrand to Leicester City might in the offing – as reported by others in the last day or so,” explained Bourne on Twitter.
“I’m hearing a one-year deal has/will be offered to him to act as cover and offer competition for James Justin and Luke Thomas.”
Backing this claim, fellow journalist and talkSPORT colleague Crook also had his say on the development, explaining (via his social media):
“I’m also hearing this is a strong possibility. Bertrand waiting on the outcome of #LCFC Champions League bid before making final call. As per Jason understand it would be a year’s contract #SaintsFC.”
The Verdict: Exciting times for Foxes fans…
After winning the FA Cup for the first time in their history, Leicester City certainly have not delayed attempts to strengthen their squad for the 2021/2022 season.
The club are also said to be prioritising a new deal for star man Youri Tielemans, with there now being plenty of reasons for Leicester supporters to get excited.
News of a possible one-year deal for Bertrand to strengthen their left-back area certainly comes as icing on the cake.
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