Leicester are FINALLY set to make their first signing of the window by bringing in former Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies, as the Foxes look to replace departing no 1 Kasper Schmeichel
- Alex Smithies has played over 450 career games but never in Premier League
- The goalkeeper is now close to joining Leicester on a free transfer this summer
- It will be an important signing for the club after they lost Kasper Schmeichel
- The Foxes could still lose Wesley Fofana and James Maddison to rival clubs
Leicester are set to make their first signing of the summer with free agent goalkeeper Alex Smithies.
The 32-year-old had been training with Bournemouth recently and has agreed a two-year contract.
Ex-Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Alex Smithies is close to joining Leicester on a free transfer
Smithies’ arrival will see No 3 goalkeeper Jakub Stolarczyk, 21, move to Fleetwood for the season.
While Leicester fans will be glad to have brought in cover in goal after losing Kasper Schmeichel, the club’s quiet summer will be a concern.
Other mid-table sides such as Aston Villa and Newcastle have spent large sums improving their sides, but Leicester’s squad has only got smaller.
Premier League winner Kasper Schmeichel left Leicester for Nice earlier this summer
Leicester defender Wesley Fofana has been linked with a big-money move to Chelsea
As well as Schmeichel, the Foxes could still lose key players such as Wesley Fofana and James Maddison, who are linked with moves to Chelsea and Newcastle respectively.
The club is also struggling with injuries, with Harvey Barnes and Ricardo Pereira both unavailable.
Leicester will likely need to keep bringing in new players if they are to maintain the standards they have set in recent years.