Leicester City are keen to sign Atalanta flyer Timothy Castagne this summer with Brendan Rodgers again linked with a player he bid for at Celtic, according to Le10 Sport.
A jet-heeled Belgian international has come a long way since an £8 million offer for his services arrived in December 2018 (Sun).
At the time, Castagne was yet to really establish himself at Atalanta and Celtic felt that they had a realistic chance of luring him to Parkhead.
With all due respect to Scottish Premiership champions, however, it’s fair to say the former Genk star can aim a little higher these days with Leicester and Tottenham Hotspur interested in offering him a move to the Premier League.
And Le10 Sport claims that Foxes boss Rodgers has renewed his interest in a long-standing target.
With his swashbuckling, all-action style, Castagne would surely have no problem adapting to the Leicester coach’s attacking approach to the game.
Like James Justin, he is also comfortable on the right or the left-hand side, offering useful versatility to a club planning to compete on domestic and European fronts next season.
Atalanta have gone from strength to strength this season, storming into the Champions League quarter-finals with Castagne blossoming under legendary tactician Gian Piero Gasperini.
But with one of Europe’s most potent full-backs reluctant to extend a contract which expires in 2021, according to Corriere dello Sera, the Bergamo-based outfit may be forced to sell if a decent offer arrives.