Leicester City are on the verge of finalising a deal to sign Montpellier striker Stephy Mavididi, claims L’Equipe.
The Foxes are expected to part ways with a little more than the €6 million Montpellier paid to sign Mavididi from the Juventus academy three years ago.
The former England under-20 international is expected to join Leicester in the coming days, having agreed to a four-year contract with the Championship club.
Mavididi is set to become the fourth signing of the summer transfer window for Leicester following the arrivals of Mads Hermansen, Conor Coady and Harry Winks.
The versatile 25-year-old spent the last season in the shadows of his highly sought-after attacking counterpart Elye Wahi but bagged four goals and two assists in 26 Ligue 1 appearances.
Mavididi has one year left on his contract with Montpellier and is reportedly on the cusp of switching the top-flight club for Leicester, who finished 18th in the Premier League last season.
The Foxes are hoping to build a squad strong enough to help new manager Enzo Maresca compete and possibly earn a swift return to the Premier League.
Mavididi’s transfer is almost complete, but Montpellier could also lose Wahi this summer amid interest from Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.
The 19-year-old sensation bagged 19 goals and five assists in 33 league appearances as Montpellier finished 12th on the Ligue 1 table, sparking interest from several clubs abroad.
Wahi has reportedly agreed personal terms with Chelsea, and all that remains is for the club to table an acceptable transfer fee to Montpellier.
However, reports suggest the Blues are planning to send Wahi out on loan to sister club RC Strasbourg which has made the youngster reluctant to make the transfer.
Atletico are looking to take advantage of the situation to lure the youngster to the Civitas Metropolitano. Wahi could be the long-term replacement for Alvaro Morata, who is poised for a Serie A move.
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