Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini would be a smart signing for Leicester

Manolo Gabbiadini of Southampton scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at Liberty Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Leicester City should consider a move for the Southampton hitman.

Claude Puel, Manager of Leicester City looks on during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Fleetwood Town and Leicester City at Highbury Stadium on January 6, 2018 in...

Leicester boss Claude Puel desperately needs to bolster his attacking ranks this summer, and an ideal option for them could be Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini.

The Italian joined the Saints from Napoli in January 2017, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £14.6 million, and he has gone on to score 11 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions.

Southampton's Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini (L) celebrates scoring his team's first goal with Southampton's English striker Charlie Austin during the English Premier League football...

That goalscoring record doesn't really do him justice, and the attributes that he possesses would provide the Foxes with an entirely different option through the middle.

Gabbiadini does most of his work in and around the penalty area, and he is an expert finisher.

The 26-year-old would be the perfect strike partner for Jamie Vardy, and the England international's penchant for making penetrating runs in behind the opposition's defence would create more space for the Italy international to flourish.

Manolo Gabbiadini of Southampton after he scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at Liberty Stadium on May 8, 2018 in Swansea,...

The striker has earned 11 international caps for Italy, and that underlines the quality that he possesses.

According to a report from the Mirror, the Saints are ready to sell Gabbiadini this summer, and with a whole host of Italian clubs interested in signing him, Leicester will have to act fast if they want to bring the forward to the King Power Stadium.

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