Report: Leicester City have made enquiries about the availabilty of Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on August 12, 2017 in London,...

Leicester City have joined Stoke City in the race to sign Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend.

According to reports from The Mirror, Leicester City are ready to make a move for Crystal Palace winger, Andros Townsend.

Craig Shakespeare, the Leicester City manager, is weighing up options in case Riyad Mahrez leaves in the summer transfer window.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Crystal Palace and FC Schalke 04 at Selhurst Park on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

The report claims that the Foxes have made enquiries about the Crystal Palace winger, who is also wanted by Stoke City.

Townsend only moved to Selhurst Park from Newcastle United during last summer's transfer window, and hasn’t been a huge success for the London club.

The 26-year-old made his international debut in 2013, and has made 13 appearances for England since then.

The Sun reported earlier this month that Stoke City are readying a £15 million bid for the player. So, Leicester City will have to pay something around that figure to secure his signature.

Townsend is an experienced Premier League player whose game is centred on pace and directness. However, he is nowhere near of Mahrez’s qualities and therefore may not be a smart replacement at all.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Crystal Palace and FC Schalke 04 at Selhurst Park on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

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