Leicester City’s approach to sign Lucas Perez confirmed by agent

Lucas Perez’s agent, Rodrigo Fernandez, has gone on to confirm that Premier League champions Leicester City are interested in signing the striker.

Leicester City managed to claim the Premier League title against all odds this season, but one can be sure that the Foxes will need to add reinforcements to their squad over the summer in order to be able to defend their crown as well as sufficiently deal with the exertions of European football.

It is believed that manager Claudio Ranieri has already begun the search for players to improve his squad and signing a prolific striker remains high on the agenda for the Italian tactician.

Recently, the Guardian reported that Leicester had identified Deportivo La Coruna star Lucas Perez as a priority target and that the Foxes were ready to break their transfer record fee in order to land the services of the 27-year-old.

Now in a further development to the story, Perez’s agent, Rodrigo Fernandez, has gone on to admit that Leicester, as well as the likes of Napoli and Atletico Madrid, have been in contact recently over a potential move for the striker.

Speaking in an interview to La Voz de Galicia, Fernandez revealed: "Leicester from the Premier, Napoli from Calcio and Atletico Madrid from La Liga have directly addressed us to see the possibility of signing Lucas. To all of them we told them that we will never activate the release clause, they must negotiate with Deportivo.

“And they have said, some now and others a few months ago, that they intend to do so. In addition, there’s a fourth team, well, there are more, but between the main teams, there is a fourth, which is the Barcelona that we know they like Lucas."

Perez enjoyed a wonderful campaign with Deportivo, scoring 19 goals as well as providing 11 assists in 39 appearances and it is believed that Leicester will need to bid as much as £15.7million in order to lure the Spaniard to the King Power Stadium over the summer.

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