As we wrote in our transfer talk column a month ago, Ryan Bertrand has agreed to join Leicester City and on terms that were negotiated back in May. The fact that Arsenal were snubbed and that the former England international chose Leicester City is a sign of great change.Embed from Getty Images
Ryan Bertrand joined as a free agent after refusing a new deal at Southampton, and will then be back in Europe were he earlier in his career won a great Champions League title with Chelsea. Bertrand will be joined by Patson Daka, who also agreed terms this week and joined from RB Salzburg for a fee said to be £23million.
Daka has been on our hot list for a while and great to see his contract, signed, sealed, delivered. Exciting and looking at the recent interviews with Daka in a Leicester City shirt, he looks like a perfect match and hopefully will be the success we all hope for. To have three good alternatives up front will be fantastic for Brendan Rodgers as more rumours fly in.Embed from Getty Images
The news about Domenico Berardi and a supposed move to Leicester City looks a bit unreal, but if that happens then it would be obvious what type of goal we do have for the coming season. Berardi (26) is a great player but to see him leave Sassuolo is not really believable playing his full career so far with this Italian club. To date he has 275 league appearances for the club since his debut in 2012. His total of goals in those games is also impressive, 97. Berardi is still very much part of the Euro’s with Italy. He made his debut in 2018, adding up so far 14 caps and 5 goals.
The rumour about Philippe Coutinho joining is also there, but we do not believe that we will see the Brazilian at Leicester City if Berardi joins, and Maddison still with Leicester City. The most likely move out as it looks at the moment is Dennis Praet with a swift switch to Arsenal.Embed from Getty Images
There are still gaps to fill if you want to be part of all those great finals in the Europea League, EFL Cup and FA Cup and also compete to get that final spot in the top four next season. We do believe that there will be more signings, but at this time just have to look at those players linked and be positive.
TCF believe that the next player to be confirmed as a new Leicester City player is Boubakary Soumare, and it will not take long before he is announced as the third summer signing at the club.