Leicester considering Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico as a replacement for Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester considering Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico as a replacement for Kasper Schmeichel.  According to the Mirror, the Foxes have been watching Sevilla goalkeeper

Leicester considering Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico as a replacement for Kasper Schmeichel.

According to the Mirror, the Foxes have been watching Sevilla goalkeeper, Rico who is currently on loan at Paris Saint-Germain.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Manchester United chiefs have turned their attention to Schmeichel, 33, who could provide the best value buy for a goalkeeper this summer.

United No.1 David De Gea has endured a mixed season and, with a poor run of form leading into the end of the campaign, his place at Old Trafford is now under much scrutiny.

Youngster Dean Henderson will return to United this summer following a hugely successful loan spell with the Premier League’s over-performers Sheffield United, though Solskjaer is said to hold reservations regarding whether he is able to go straight in as the club’s new No.1.

It is also understood that Henderson will require plenty of playing time during the coming season, as he eyes an opportunity to become the England first choice goalkeeper for next summer’s European Championships.

 

A move for Schmeichel therefore is said to provide United with a ready made option with bags of Premier League experience, while allowing 23-year-old Henderson more time to develop his game elsewhere.

In August 2018 Schmeichel signed a bumper five-year contract, handed to him as a reward for his consistent progress with the club.

The Denmark international, who is also being watched by Chelsea, is therefore tied to the King Power until 2023, and Leicester are well placed to play hard-ball with any potential negotiations.

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