Leicester City have outwardly said that they are looking to bring in some players this summer to defend their Premier League title next season. Two more names appeared on the Leicester transfer radar today, both of whom are young Belgian stars.
Dennis Praet of Anderlecht and Zakaria Bakkali of Valencia have captured the interest of Leicester scouts, and could be coming to England this summer. The duo joins Thorgan Hazard in a group of Belgian players who could be at Leicester next season.
Leicester City transfer report: Foxes eye Belgian starlets Thorgan Hazard, Dennis Praet and Zakaria Bakkali - https://t.co/EX36bFlWEO?...— FootballOnLive (@FootballOnLive) May 5, 2016
The Belgium national team is a lot like Leicester. Built from a solid foundation of young players with no definitive super stars, Belgium has skyrocketed up to the top of the FIFA World Rankings and is a favorite to win the Euros this summer.
Leicester, soared to prominence after claiming the Premier League title with a team of young, inexpensive players, again, with no true super star.
Praet, according to Het Laatst Nieuws has been one of the top young stars this season, shining for Anderlecht in what was an evolutionary season. Bakkali, meanwhile, has been one of the top Belgian prospects for a few seasons now, and has helped Valencia in its "rebuild" this season.
The duo are both reportedly available this summer, and could be heading to Leicester if the price is right. For more on the deal, check out the Belgian perspective here.