Leicester agree deal to sign Stoke’s Harry Souttar

According to The Athletic, Leicester City have reached an agreement to sign Stoke City centre-back Harry Souttar for a fee believed to be worth £15m plus add-ons.

The 24-year-old is now travelling to Leicester for a medical with the deal close to completion.

Souttar impressed during Australia’s World Cup campaign as the Socceroos reached the knockout stage for the first time in 16 years.

Barring any final complications with the deal, Souttar will become Leicester’s third signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Victor Kristiansen and Tetê.

Souttar was the tallest outfield player at the World Cup (6 ft 6 in)

The Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers has been keen to add stature to his side and with the impending addition of Souttar, it certainly boosts their woes from set-pieces.

Leicester currently sit 14th in the Premier league, just one point above the relegation zone.

The east midlands side face Aston Villa at Villa Park this Saturday.

Mark Marston | Get Football

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