Report: Leicester City to secure Mika next week

Leicester City

Leicester City are looking to build in the summer transfer window.

Leicester City will complete a move for Boavista goalkeeper Mika next week, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola.

Leicester are looking to build ahead of next season after securing the most unlikely of Premier League titles this past season.

Manager Claudio Ranieri has a policy to seek out and sign young talent, providing the club with a strong base to continue competing in the future.

He has already signalled that desire to sign young stars, having completed a move for Demarai Gray from Birmingham City in the January transfer window.

At 25 Mika is arguably outside of that bracket, but he is still young enough to be developed into a future star, and they are close to signing him according to A Bola.

Indeed, according to their report the Foxes will make him their first signing of the summer transfer window as early as next week, with a deal close to completion.

The goalkeeper was once highly rated in Portugal, having starred for the under-20 side in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2011.

He helped his side reach the final of that tournament without conceding before they lost to Brazil, with him later being named as player of the tournament.

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