Harry Souttar is a name that has been seen linked with Leicester, but there are other clubs more desperate in this chase, with Everton and Wolves closer to a chance of a deal going through. West Ham could also be more eager.
Brendan Rodgers was probably triggered of what he did see during the World Cup. The tower of a player, born in Aberdeen, Scotland, had a special journey with Austrialia in Qatar, showing great quality as he made it into the final stages of the tournament, losing to Argentina 1-2, in the round of sixteen.
Stoke are currently in great struggles, facing a battle to secure their life in Championship action, and not really interested in a deal in this January transfer window. The price to pay is said to be £25million, and of course Souttar’s performances in the World Cup made him more attractive.
Souttar’s current contract at Stoke expires in January 2025, so there is no panic for The Potters, as they monitor the situation carefully.
Everton are not either in desperate need for a central defender, with three England internationals fighting for places, also having Yerri Mina in there, makes a move for Souttar strange. Michael Keane, Conor Coady and James Tarkowski are quality players, so is Yerri Mina. A move for Souttar would probably be on if some of these four makes moves out in the summer. Michael Keane has been seen linked with Southampton as a possible loan destination. This would not free up any funds to buy, and again using £25million on a player for the future, makes little or no sense.
Wolves and West Ham are two clubs who might look at their central defense as their weaker area, but again bringing in a player from a team struggling in the wrong end of the Championship table, looks risky as Premier League action is another game.
To join Leicester could of course be an option and is said to lead the race, but the massive question for the club is to get space and a few players out, as we are waiting on the departure of Caglar Soyuncu, but this could drag out with the Turkey international being a free agent in the summer.
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