Leicester City defender Timothy Castagne is on the radar of Premier League side Fulham, with Marco Silva’s side aiming to complete a move for the full-back before the transfer window closes, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke from Football Insider.
The 27-year-old is yet to feature for the Foxes this season, following their relegation into the Championship last season and is being lined up by Fulham to become their starting right-back, competing with Dutch defender Kenny Tete.
Who is Timothy Castagne?
The Belgium defender joined Leicester City from Italian side Atalanta for roughly £18 million in September 2020. He’s gone on to make over 100 appearances for the Foxes, contributing to 13 goals as well as being part of their FA Cup-winning side, but could his future lie away from the King Power Stadium?
The perfect start
The Foxes are just one of two Championship sides that have a 100% record in the division so far this season. Leicester overcome a strong Coventry side on the opening day, before victories against both Huddersfield and Cardiff City.
However, despite using the likes of Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy, Castagne is still nowhere to be seen on the pitch, despite being named as a substitute twice but has been left out of the squad since the club’s EFL Cup match.
A busy few days
Full-back Timothy Castagne isn’t the only player that has been linked with an exit from the Championship side. This is because both Patson Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho have been linked with permanent exits before the transfer window closes.
Castagne has been one of Leicester’s bright sparks over the last few seasons and his departure would be a major blow for the Championship side. The fee is yet to be reported and of course, a deal is still far away at this stage.
However, the transfer window closes on September 1st and it remains to be seen whether a deal can be struck between the two clubs, but it would present a cash boost for Leicester, which could allow them to bring in an additional player or two before the window slams shut.