Under contract until June 2022, Boubakary Soumar will leave Lille. The French midfielder is preparing to join Leicester for a check for 23 million euros.
Soumar will join the Foxes.
If Lille has never been so close to a first French league title since 2011, the northern club must already prepare for the next season. And unsurprisingly, a talent drain is expected in the coming weeks.
If Mike Maignan (AC Milan) and Renato Sanches (Liverpool) could set sail, Boubakary Soumar (22) will no longer wear the Lille colors for sure.
A € 23 million transfer
Indeed, Sky Sports confirms that the young midfielder will put his suitcases on the side ofLeicester. Close to leaving the North, winter 2020, the player formed by Paris Saint-Germain (41 games, 2 decisive assists in 2020-2021) will definitely take the powder off the midseason. The English media say that talks between the two clubs are about to be concluded for a transfer estimated 23 million euros.
One deal, two winners
This is a very good deal in prospect for both clubs. First for Leicester, who will recover a very promising player with a profile that fits perfectly with the English championship. With Wilfried Ndidi and Youri Tielemans already present in the workforce, the Foxes have already one of the strongest midfielders in the Kingdom. But also for Lille, since Soumar, arrived free in 2017, has only one year of contract. A win-win deal.
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