Leicester City winger Rachid Ghezzal is on the brink of leaving the club for Greek side Olympiacos, reports suggest.
The Algerian midfielder has struggled to make an influence since joining from Monaco a year ago and now looks set to join the Greek runners-up and Champions League outfit before the transfer deadline on August 31, according to Sky Sports.
The 27-year-od still has three years remaining on his contract following the four-year deal he signed last summer.
According to the report, this would make Ghezzal the eighth player to depart from the King Power this summer.
Last summer Ghezzal joined for a reported £12.5m, though the report does not mention how much he may leave the club for.
There’s no surprise to see Ghezzal nearing a departure from the Midlands as the player has found it really difficult to find game time since joining the club.
It has only been three league games so far this campaign, but Ghezzal has not featured once, nor made the bench.
In his debut season last year, Ghezzal featured 19 times in the league, but only started on eight occasions. He managed to bag once for the club, but that would be his only contribution in a mixed league campaign for the Foxes.
The player – who was brought to the club by Claude Puel – struggled particularly after the Frenchman was sacked from his post. Brendan Rodgers later joined the club, opting to play with two of Marc Albrighton, Harvey Barnes or James Maddison in the wide positions in his 4-1-4-1 system (Transfermarkt).
With the addition of forward Ayoze Perez, Ghezzal’s chances dwindled even further and pretty much signalled the end of his Leicester career.
Ghezzal’s departure will surely not come as a shock to anyone at Leicester this summer and the club must be hoping they can get him off the wage bill as soon as possible.
The deal hasn’t worked out for the club at all and, with the likes of Maddison and Perez to call upon, Ghezzal simply looks surplus to requirements.
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