Premier League Club Preparing Bid For Leicester City Star

Brighton & Hove Albion are preparing to revisit their January interest in Leicester City midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, according to Football Insider.

The Seagulls were keen on the 25-year-old during the winter transfer window and were reportedly readying a bid worth £30 million. However, the Foxes were reluctant to part company with a player who was pivotal to their promotion aspirations and were only willing to consider offers of over £40 million. As a result, he remained at the King Power Stadium.

Dewsbury-Hall has enjoyed arguably the best season of his career in the second tier. Leicester sit top of the table and are on the verge of an immediate return to the Premier League. The ex-Blackpool loanee has more than played his role, pitching in with 12 goals and 14 assists in 43 Championship appearances.

He has continues to earn the plaudits and was nominated for the Championship Player of the Season, losing out to Leeds United‘s Crysencio Summerville.

It is likely to be another summer of speculation over his future though. Despite being under contract until 2027, the East Midlanders financial woes could lead to them accepting a lower offer than they were demanding earlier this year.

Football Insider claim that £30 million may well be enough to prise him away from the 2016 Premier League champions, with Brighton expected to head the queue once again. However, they are unlikely to be the only interested party.

Brentford were also keen at the turn of the year, although Tottenham Hotspur are also considering making a move. The North Londoners have been tentatively linked in the past, with Dewsbury-Hall allegedly interested in linking up with former teammate James Maddison.

Leicester will regain their place in the top flight tonight if Leeds lose against Queens Park Rangers. They can then secure the title if they beat Preston North End on Monday night.

Writer’s View

One way or another, Dewsbury-Hall will be playing in the Premier League next season. Leicester’s promotion is all-but-confirmed, but then it could become a case of just how much money can they demand for their key star.

The Foxes know that he is a wanted man which will only drive the price up. Aside from Brighton, Brentford and Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United have been accredited with interest. Some of that will be paper talk of course, but there are still likely to be several in the race. Leicester need the money but it would be a surprise to see him go for £30 million.

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