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Ryan Bertrand to join Leicester City on a free transfer

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Ryan Bertrand will reportedly join Leicester City as a free agent after leaving Southampton, according to the report in Daily Mail

The 31-year-old joined the Saints back in 2015 for £12 million from Chelsea. The left-back has made 240 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals over the past six years. 

Brendan Rodgers has been searching for a left-footed left-back since last season, following the departure of Ben Chilwell. Luke Thomas, who is Leicester’s current left-footed left-back, is very young and yet to become a regular starter at the King Power stadium. 

Buying Bertrand will certainly solve the left-back issue. The left-back is a very good defender but lacks the necessary productivity going forward. 

Leicester ready to sign Bertrand this summer:

According to Daily Mail, Bertrand will reunite with his former boss Brendan Rogers at Leicester City as a free agent. The deal will be a two-year deal with an option to further one year. 

The report further claims that The foxes have won the race for the 31-year-old who had attracted the other clubs from England like Arsenal and also from abroad like AC Milan. 

Leicester City required a proper left-back following the departure of Ben Chilwell and Bertrand will certainly provide that. After qualifying for the European competition, Rodgers needed to strengthen his squad for next season and the former Chelsea man will certainly become a very good addition for the Foxes. 

The 31-year-old’s defensive abilities will help the Leicester boss to stay solid against the big team. Bertrand can also be deployed at the left-sided centre back in back three with a more attacking-minded wing-back alongside him. 

Rodgers used the back three for the whole last season and we might experience the same next season as well. Bertrand will help the young talents with his experience to develop. And he can provide stability on the left-back spot which was missing at the King Power Stadium since the departure of Ben Chilwell. 

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