Leicester City Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel Agrees Deal to Join Ligue 1 Giants

Leicester City Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel Agrees Deal to Join Ligue 1 Giants

  • Kasper Schmeichel is poised to join Ligue 1 side Nice this summer
  • The legendary Leicester City goalkeeper has already agreed on terms with the French side
  • A deal is however heavily dependent on whether Leicester can find his replacement on time
  • Brighton’s Robert Sanchez and Arsenal’s Bernd Leno linked with a move to the King Power stadium

Leicester City’s legendary goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is set to exit the King Power Stadium after reportedly agreeing to join Ligue 1 side Nice.

This would mark an incredible 11-year spell with the club, which yielded an unlikely Premier League title in 2016.

According to French newspaper L'Equipe., Schmeichel has already agreed a deal to join the Ligue 1 giants, but a move is heavily dependent on whether The Foxes are able to find a replacement.

Kasper Schmeichel of Denmark during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 1 match between Austria and Denmark at Ernst Happel Stadion on June 6 Photo by robbie Jay Barratt.
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The Sun further reports that Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Robert Sanchez is leading the line as a potential replacement for 35-year-old Schmeichel at Leicester.

Schmeichel, son of legendary goalie Peter Schmeichel, had one year remaining in his contract at Leicester, but he has opted to walk away early.

It is believed that the transfer is amicable and mutual, with no bad blood between the keeper and Leicester, a club he has served diligently for more than a decade.

He will be able to walk away for free, despite still having some time in his current contract.

While the move is highly likely, Leicester City’s inability to find a suitable replacement for Schmeichel is said to be a huge ‘stumbling block’ in the transfer.

Meanwhile, Nice set their eyes on the Dane after they failed to land Swiss international Yann Sommer.

Aside from Robert Sanchez, Leicester are also considering Arsenal’s Bernd Leno as Schmeichel’s replacement.

Juventus shortlist Martial

In other transfer news, Juventus, have reportedly included Anthony Martial in their three-man transfer wishlist.

Juve's interest in Martial comes at a time the United attacker has appeared to rediscover his form under Erik ten Hag.

Ten Hag has been deploying the Frenchman up front during United's pre-season tour in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Source: SportsBrief.com