Leicester City are closing in on securing the services of Porto right-back Ricardo Pereira, according to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, and Foxes fans on Twitter are delighted.
The former Premier League champions have failed to challenge for a top-six finish for two seasons in a row following their title win, with the club's transfer activities a significant reason for that.
Landing a quality full-back-cum-winger like Pereira will help strengthen the Leicester squad next term, and their fans took to Twitter to express their happiness at the news.
Ricardo Pereira joining the LCFC big dogs and no more Simpson pic.twitter.com/GeL1Uh9iyY— NH (@NHlcfc) April 23, 2018
This would be an excellent start to the window if it happens, Ricardo Pereira is a significant upgrade on Simpson. https://t.co/TnwuSaHd2r— Roy Bennett (@ThriveRoy) April 23, 2018
If Ricardo Pereira is the level of signing Puel is going to bring in then the club will back him, huge coup if true.— Tom. (@tommmjennings) April 23, 2018
Can't wait till he proves them all wrong generally looking forward to next season if he's attracting players like Ricardo Pereira then we have a great summer to look forward to.— Harry (@Harrylcfc123) April 23, 2018
Looks like I’ve missed news re: Ricardo Pereira while at work. Exciting, positive signing of true. Up the Claude.— Ollie (@ollieg21296) April 23, 2018
Ricardo Pereira to Leicester would be an incredible coup, a sign that EPL clubs can literally go out and sign most players from mid-to-high caliber clubs across the continent.— Rahul W (@rahulw_) April 23, 2018
Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham have also been linked with the 24-year-old Portugal international, but it is the King Power Stadium-based club that are leading the race to sign the wantaway star according to A Bola.
The versatile defender has scored twice and assisted five times in 36 games across all competitions this term, and he is surely a long-term replacement and an upgrade on Danny Simpson who has no goals or assists in 29 appearances this season.