Leicester are being linked with a January swoop for Celta Vigo midfielder Brais Mendez and could land him for close to £20m. Mendez, who scored on his debut for Spain this week, is just the latest in a long line of players being linked with a move to the club as the Foxes considers their options heading into the winter transfer window.
Celta have a release clause on the 21-year-old of around £20m and with his contract running until 2021, they will not accept less than that. However, the price tag is within Leicester’s budget so they could stump up if needed.
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Mendez is a versatile midfielder who can also play at the back and only made his Celta debut last season but his progress has been rapid and he made his first Spain appearance on Sunday.
He scored the winner in Spain’s 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina and his form has not gone unnoticed by others who are all ready to rival Leicester in the race to sign him.