Leicester City eyeing January swoop for Liverpool defender Clyne

October 7, 2018
By: Daniel Orme

Leicester City are reportedly plotting a move for Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne in January.

According to reports in The Mirror, the former England defender wants to leave Anfield for regular football after being overtaken by youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold in the pecking order. The Foxes are apparently keeping a close eye on his situation on Merseyside ahead of a possible move in the winter transfer window.

The former Southampton man would be the second right-back to arrive at the King Power Stadium this season following the signing of Ricardo Pereira from FC Porto in the summer. Despite the Portuguese showing promising signs since his arrival, Claude Puel is reportedly keen to sign some more competition. Premier League winner Danny Simpson has n0t appeared at all so far during 2018/19.

Clyne signed for Liverpool from Southampton in 2015 for £12.5m under Brendan Rodgers and established himself as the first-choice right back at Anfield. However, due to injury problems, he was usurped by Alexander-Arnold and has only made one appearance in all competitions so far this season. His contract with the club expires in the summer of 2020.

He has made 14 appearances for England in his career but has not appeared since 2016.

Elsewhere, Leicester midfielder James Maddison will appear in his first England senior squad on Friday evening in a UEFA Nations League clash with Croatia. The Three Lions can be backed at 9/5 with BetVictor to win.

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