Leicester City set to complete first signing of the summer in £21.5m deal


Leicester City set to complete first signing of the summer in £21.5m deal

Leicester City are set to sign Belgian international wing-back Timothy Castagne as their first signing of the transfer window.


According to reports, the Atalanta wing-back has signed for Leicester in a deal worth £18 million initially, with it potentially rising to £21.5 million.


The reports also claim that Castagne has signed a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium.


This signing mainly comes after Leicester sold Ben Chilwell to Chelsea for £50 million, with them needing a replacement for Chilwell at left-back.


Although Castagne naturally plays on the right, he is equally comfortable on the left, and will slot in at left-back, whilst also being capable at playing further forward.


Castagne will become the third Belgian international in the team, with Youri Tielemans and Dennis Praet already being at the club.


He will be signing the Leicester deal before he joins the rest of the Belgian national team ahead of their UEFA Nations League games over the coming week.


Whilst reports have claimed that Leicester were already scouting Castagne last summer, they have now made their move and will be looking to strengthen their squad when it comes to full-back options, with them already having James Justin, Luke Thomas, Ricardo Pereira and Christian Fuchs in their senior squad.


However, Pereira and Fuchs are ruled out with injury until at least October.


Castagne played 33 games in all competitions last season, scoring two goals and providing three assists, as the club from Bergamo finished third in Serie A and also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.