Report: Leicester send scouts to Italy to monitor 24-goal forward Gianluca Lapadula

Leicester City have been linked with Gianluca Lapadula.

According to GianlucaDiMarzio, Premier League champions Leicester City have sent scouts to Italy this weekend to check out Pescara’s free-scoring forward Gianluca Lapadula.

The report claims that the Foxes are among a number of teams monitoring the forward, and they are keen to plan ahead of next season as they look to strengthen for a Champions League campaign.

Claudio Ranieri’s men shocked all this season by lifting the Premier League trophy against the odds.

Their stock has no doubt risen in Europe, and many have already begun to speculate who they may buy this season as a number of big-name players could be tempted with a switch to the King Power Stadium.

However, noises coming out of the club suggest that Leicester will stick with the tried and tested method, bringing in quality players who fit the mould rather than those most likely to boost shirt sales.

Lapadula certainly fits in the category of being a relatively unknown quantity, yet his performances this season have caught the eye as defenders have struggled to deal with his presence.

The 26-year-old Italian has notched 24 goals in 37 Serie B games for Pescara, leading the league’s scoring charts by quite some margin as his side look to close in on a top-three finish.

A number of clubs may well be taking a look at him ahead of the summer, but it appears Leicester are the most active in their pursuit as not for the first time they send scouts to watch him in action.

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