Report: Leicester tracking Feyenoord star Lex Immers

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Leicester's bid to avoid relegation this season has seen them turn their attention to Dutch attacking midfielder Lex Immers.

Leicester City are showing serious interest in Feyenoord midfielder Lex Immers, according to Voetebal International.

Immers, 28, moved to Feyenoord from childhood club ADO Den Haag in the summer of 2012 for around €1 million, and has since scored 32 goals in 103 total appearances for the Rotterdam-based outfit.

His impressive performances saw Middlesbrough chase his signature last season, per Sky Sports, but the Dutchman instead opted to pen a new deal at De Kuip until 2017.

That hasn’t put off Leicester, however, who are understood to have sent scouts to watch him in action in his team’s 0-0 draw at Ajax on the weekend, with Nigel Pearson now contemplating an approach during the closing stages of the transfer window.

The Foxes will take another look at him this coming weekend against his former club ADO, although Voetebal Interntional have added that manager Fred Rutten will be reluctant to part with his vice-skipper without a fight.

Comfortable in an attacking midfield role or up top, Immers has recorded four goals and four assists in 16 Eredivise games this season, and could be just the piece Leicester need to help avoid the drop over the coming months, complimenting the recent addition of Croatian front man Andrej Kramaric.

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