Report: Leicester leading Everton and Wolves in £30m Dwight McNeil race

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Leicester FC at Turf Moor on March 16, 2019 in Burnley,...

Burnley winger Dwight McNeil is a reported target for Leicester City, Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers ahead of the January transfer window.

Burnley's Dwight McNeil celebrates scoring his side's second goal

Leicester City are at the front of the queue to sign £30 million-rated Burnley winger Dwight McNeil in January, according to TEAMtalk, with Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers also in the race.

McNeil has come a long way at Turf Moor since he burst onto the scene with a masterful performance in a 2018 Europa League qualifier against Olympiakos. His brilliant left foot and outstanding crossing ability was clear to see right from the start and, at the age of just 19, he is now one of the first names on Sean Dyche’s team-sheet.

 

As a result, it is claimed that Burnley value a player they landed on a free five years ago at a staggering £30 million, although such a fee might not put off a Leicester side desperate to secure a return to the Champions League this season.

TEAMtalk claims that Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes are the most likely to make a January bid for the one-time Manchester United youngster, who could potentially be Marc Albrighton’s long-term successor at the King Power Stadium.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 05:Dwight McNeil of Burnley runs with the ball with pressure from Andre Gomes of Everton  during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Everton FC at...

Everton and Wolves are interested, too, with McNeil potentially capable of providing some much-needed creativity on Merseyside or at Molineux. The Toffees have scored just 11 top flight goals this season while Wolves have 14 to their name.

But, with Rodgers having turned the likes of Raheem Sterling, Joe Allen, Kieran Tierney and Moussa Dembele into top level stars, McNeil could be tempted to jump on board the Leicester bandwagon.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic celebrates with teammate Kieran Tierney after he scores his team's third goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Heart of Midlothian at...

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