Leicester striker Simonas Stankevicius set for Oldham move

Leicester City

HITC Sport understands Leicester City forward Simonas Stankevicius is set to join Oldham Athletic on loan.

Oldham Athletic are set to bolster their attacking options with the loan signing of Leicester City's Lithuanian striker Simonas Stankevicius. HITC Sport understands from sources close to the deal.

Stankevicius, who is highly-regarded at Leicester, is well down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium and the club are willing to loan him out so that he can gain valuable first-team experience.

The 19-year-old joined Leicester in 2011 after being spotted at Under-16 level playing for the Lithuanian Football Academy.

Stankevicius has worked his way up through the Under-18s to become a regular in the Under-21s set-up at Leicester, but has yet to make his senior debut for the club.

The 6ft 2in forward had a spell out on loan at Nuneaton Town last season, making five appearances during his two-month stint at the Conference Premier side.

Stankevicius has already won 10 caps for Lithuania, including a substitute appearance against England at Wembley last March.

Oldham boss Darren Kelly has been alerted to Stankevicius' potential and has lined up a deal to sign the forward on loan for six months.

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