Leicester eyeing former Arsenal youngster

Leicester City are said to be considering a move for ex-Arsenal youngster Havard Nordtveit, who is currently impressing with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Former Arsenal prospect Havard Nordtveit could soon be making a return to the Premier League if reports are to be believed, following three-and-a-half successful seasons with Borussia Monchengladbach.

According to various reports, Leicester City are monitoring the 24-year-old centre-back-cum-defensive midfielder, and even sent scouts to watch him go the full 90 minutes for the Norwegian national team in last week’s 1-0 defeat to England.

First signing for Arsenal from Haugesund in June 2007, aged 17, Nordtveit failed to make a single first-team appearance during his spell at the Emirates, spending loan stints at Salamanca, Lillestrom and FC Nuremburg, before an £800,000 switch to Gladbach in December 2010.

Going on to make 121 appearances for the German outfit since, while spending most of his time in midfield, the 16-times capped international is held in high regard among fans, who consider him one of the more underrated performers in the Bundesliga.

With a contract running until the summer of 2016, it remains to be seen how much Leicester would have to fork over in order to bring Nordtveit back to England but, considering his current importance to the Gladbach lineup, he would not come cheap.

Furthermore, both Stoke and Southampton were also rumoured to be courting his signature earlier this summer, meaning Nigel Pearson could have a fight on his hands if he does attempt to make a run at the ex-Gunners man once the winter transfer window opens.

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