Leicester City transfer: Man City stance, player responds, ‘set to sign’ claim
The latest Leicester City transfer news as Enzo Maresca is reportedly interested in a reunion with the Man City goalkeeper.
Enzo Maresca’s rebuild at Leicester City is continuing as he builds his new squad for the new season.
The City boss has been taking training this week as pre-season begins. Two new faces were part of the squad following confirmation of their arrivals at the weekend
Midfielder Harry Winks moved from Tottenham, while defender Conor Coady moved from Wolves. Both players bring Premier League experience and signed three-year deals with the club.
But that will not be the end of the incomings at the King Power Stadium this summer. City have already been linked with a number of other names.
One of those is Man City goalkeeper Zack Steffen. There was much talk over the goalkeeping position last season with Danny Ward and Daniel Iversen battling it out for the number one shirt.
Maresca knows Steffen from his time at Man City, with the American more suited to the way the new manager wants to play. With that in mind, here’s everything that has been said about a potential move.
City’s interest in the goalkeeper was first reported last week, with City said to be interested in a permanent deal for the USA international. In the report, the Telegraph claimed that Man City would ‘consider’ selling the goalkeeper this window.
He spent last season on loan with Championship side Middlesbrough, who he helped to the play-off semi-final.
Steffen ‘set to sign’
It is claimed that a deal to bring Steffen to the King Power Stadium this summer is close. The 28-year-old is adept at playing out from the back, which is presumably how Maresca will want his team to play next season.
Steffen responds to talks
Steffen himself, however, played down talk that he was set to join the club, saying that he hasn’t heard anything from his agent on a potential move. “All my friends told me about this Leicester [report], but I haven’t heard anything from my agent,” he told Goal last week.
“So my focus is just to get healthy and build a foundation of strength and then whatever else the Lord has for me, I’ll let him plan out.”
Steffen City ‘bound’
Despite Steffen playing down the reports, TalkSPORT claim that the goalkeeper is bound for City this summer. Former loan club Middlesbrough are closing in on a replacement, according to TalkSPORT’s Alex Crook, who wrote on Twitter: “#Boro have agreed a deal worth around £2m with #QPR for Senegal goalkeeper Seny Dieng. Will replace #LCFC bound Zack Steffen as number 1.”