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Ryan Bertrand has been a good servant for Southampton since arriving on loan from Chelsea back in 2014 before joining permanently.
However, looking at everything, his spell at St. Mary’s could be coming to an end. Bertrand’s contract is set to expire at the end of next season, while he could be subject of interest well before then.
According to Goal, Leicester City are lining up the England international as a replacement for his compatriot Ben Chilwell, who has caught the attention of both Chelsea and Manchester City after impressing this campaign.
In fact, the same outlet recently reported that Chelsea are growing increasingly confident that they can convince Chilwell to join, meaning that Southampton could quickly find Leicester knocking at their door as they look for a successor.
Will Ryan Bertrand still be a Southampton player next season?
And should things play out that way, it is hard to imagine Bertrand rebuffing their advances.
The Foxes, who are currently eight points above fifth in third, are likely to be a Champions League club next term. At 30 years of age, Bertrand may not get another chance to play in the prestigious competition that helped launch his career.
So unless he signs a new contract, the former Chelsea man looks to be heading for the exit door.
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