Nice eye transfer bid for Leicester legend Kasper Schmeichel with the keeper having just one year left on his deal at the King Power Stadium
- According to reports Nice are interested in signing Kasper Schmeichel
- The club captain is currently earning £130k a week at the King Power Stadium
- Schmeichel has spent 11 years at the Foxes but has just 12 months left on his deal
- The goalkeeper played an integral part in Leicester’s Premier League win in 2016
Newly-appointed Nice boss Lucien Farve has targeted Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as the man to replace their departing stopper Walter Benitez.
Schmeichel has enjoyed a dream spell at Leicester since joining the club from Leeds United in 2011, helping lead the club back to the Premier League, winning the FA Cup, and playing every league game as Claudio Ranieri‘s side defied the odds to lift the Premier League title in 2016.
However, the Danish stopper has just one year remaining on his current deal at the Foxes, with Newcastle United having previously shown an interesting in luring the 35-year-old away from the East Midlands club.
Schmeichel has made nearly 500 appearances for the Foxes across all competitions
According to a report from L’Equipe, Ligue 1 club OGC Nice are interested in securing Schmeichel’s services ahead of their upcoming campaign.
Schmeichel’s £130,000 per-week wage packet makes him one of the highest earners at the King Power Stadium, and the club are reportedly interested in garnering a fee for their captain to prevent him leaving on a free when his contract expires next summer.
In the event of the Dane’s departure this summer, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is said to have earmarked Spanish international Robert Sanchez as a potential successor to Schmeichel.
Brighton goalkeeper is reportedly Brendan Rogers’ preferred choice to replace Schmeichel
The Danish goalkeeper started all 38 games of Leicester’s historic Premier League win
L’Equipe has stated that Schmeichel would like to end his 11-year stay at Leicester on good terms, with the player set to meet with the club in the coming days to discuss the possibility of a move.
The Foxes’ back-up goalkeeper, Welsh international Danny Ward, has played just one league games since joining the club from Liverpool in 2018 for £12.5million.
Brendan Rogers’ side have yet to bring in any new arrivals during the current transfer window, with reports suggesting that the club will need to offload players before any new signings can be made.