Leicester grow confident of securing crucial defensive cover as talks over fee continue for Scandinavian talent

Victor Kristiansen and Hakon Haraldsson playing for FC Copenhagen Credit: Alamy
Victor Kristiansen and Hakon Haraldsson playing for FC Copenhagen Credit: Alamy

Leicester City are closing in on the signing of FC Copenhagen defender Victor Kristiansen, TEAMtalk understands.

Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has made the signing of a new left-back one of his top priorities during this month’s transfer window and the club appear to have made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Kristiansen.

Leicester were also interested in Hungarian international Milos Kerkez, but AZ Alkmaar are reluctant to lose him this month, forcing the Foxes to switch their focus to Kristiansen.

Their interest in the Copenhagen native came to light last week via a report in the Daily Telegraph. Now, TEAMtalk can confirm they have made progress.

Kristiansen, 20, is highly regarded in Scandinavia after impressing for FC Copenhagen since making his debut in November 2020.

The Denmark under-21 international boasts a wealth of experience at such a young age, having already played in the Champions League and made over 70 appearances for FC Copenhagen.

Talks are ongoing between Leicester and FC Copenhagen as they try to thrash out a fee for Kristiansen. But the Foxes are confident of agreeing a deal to bring the defender to the King Power Stadium.

Kristiansen to help account for Justin absence

Kristiansen has been lined up to help fill the void at full-back following the long-term injury to James Justin, which will see him miss the remainder of the season.

Ryan Bertrand, one of the left-backs in Rodgers’ squad, has also been dealing with some injury issues recently.

Therefore, Kristiansen could provide cover and establish himself as someone for Rodgers to develop over the long term.

Kristiansen could become Leicester’s first signing of the January transfer window. They only managed to bring in two new players over the summer, so adding to their squad will be a welcome sight.

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