Leicester Keen To Add Former England Man To Defence


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Leicester City are keen on bring former England defender Glen Johnson, 33, to the King Power Stadium, reports the Leicester Mercury.

Out-of-favour at Stoke City, it’s claimed the Potters will make Johnson a free agent in the January window so that he can find a new club. Despite the struggles endured by Mark Hughes’ team this season, Johnson cannot force his way into the starting line-up.

Very much aware he is in the twilight of his career, the ex-Liverpool full-back is keen to move away to find a fresh start. Foxes boss Claude Puel is monitoring the situation closely.

Leicester are keen to add a right-back to their squad with Danny Simpson out with hamstring injury. Their first-choice is Benfica’s Andre Almeida but the £9m fee is deterring them from firming up their interest.

Johnson, with 54 England caps, has the experience Puel is keen to add to his squad and despite his age, is still quick enough to play in the Premier League.

Daniel Amartey is currently filling to role, but showed his impetuosity when he was sent off within fifteen minutes of arriving as a substitute in the recent home game against Crystal Palace.

It left City short of cover and with Simpson facing another 5 weeks on the sidelines, the Foxes are being tempted by Johnson as a short-term solution.