Leicester make approach to sign FC Copenhagen left-back Viktor Kristiansen for £17million… as Brendan Rodgers looks to strengthen his defence to stave off the threat of relegation
- Leicester are keen on signing FC Copenhagen left-back Viktor Kristiansen
- They have made an approach to sign the 20-year-old for £17million
- Brendan Rodgers wants to strengthen his side for the second half of the season
- The Foxes are currently just two points above the relegation zone
Leicester are discussing the £17million transfer of defender Viktor Kristiansen from FC Copenhagen.
Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring in reinforcements this month with the Foxes sitting just two points above the relegation zone after losing all four of their league games since the World Cup.
Kristiansen has been identified as a transfer target, and the Danish club have confirmed Leicester’s approach for the 20-year-old left-back.
Leicester have made an approach for FC Copenhagen defender Viktor Kristiansen (above)
Brendan Rodgers wants to bring in defensive reinforcements in the January transfer window
Leicester are currently short of options at left-back after James Justin suffered a serious knee injury in November that is set to rule him out for the rest of the season.
Rodgers has had to cope with a number of injuries at the back, and Leicester have conceded 33 goals in their 19 top-flight matches – only Bournemouth, Southampton and Nottingham Forest have shipped more goals.
Kristiansen broke into the Copenhagen first-team in the latter stages of the 2020-21 season, and has gone on to make 73 appearances for the side.
James Justin (centre) is likely to miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury
He has European experience under his belt having played in the Champions League and the Europa Conference League.
Leicester have also asked about Fiorentina winger Nicolas Gonzalez but the Italian club are reluctant to sell.
The 24-year-old has had his own fitness problems this season which have limited him to just eight Serie A appearances.
He has scored twice in these games, including a match-winning penalty against Sassuolo earlier this month.
Leicester are also keen on Nicolas Gonzalez (above) but Fiorentina are reluctant to sell him
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