Leicester Want to Sign Robin Gosens From Atalanta
Brendan Rodgers is Seeking a New Full-Back This Summer
Romano confirmed that Leicester are interested in signing a new left-back this summer. It was also confirmed that the club is now targeting Gosens having previously looked at Sporting Lisbon full-back Nuno Mendes. They opted against trying to sign the 18-year-old as he was considered ‘too expensive’.
The Foxes sold Ben Chilwell to Chelsea last summer for £50 million and used some of that revenue to sign former Atalanta full-back Timothy Castagne in the same window.
Castagne has played at left-back this season, but more often on the right flank. Specialist left-back Christian Fuchs and James Thomas have filled the role this season, but neither have cemented their name on the team sheet.
26-year-old Gosens has impressed for Atalanta this season and has reportedly attracted interest from Inter Milan ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
The tweet from Romano also revealed Manchester City are not in advanced discussions with Atalanta about signing Gosens as some rumours circulating had suggested.
Gosens Will Bring Attacking Intent
The German international has been a key figure in Atalanta’s recent success, adding nine goals in 25 Serie A appearances this season.
At 6’1, he is a powerful figure in aerial duels and rarely makes defensive errors. He is also fully capable of getting forward and being a goal scorer. He is one of the club’s top scorers so far this season and was last season.
He plays a full-back/wing-back type role similarly to Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso. He tends to overlap and underlap and try to create angles to use his impressive shooting ability.
At Leicester Gosens can contribute goals and assists even more often than Chilwell did, and become the consistent left-back Rodgers has been missing since the England international left for London.