Leicester City transfer news: Foxes ‘submit offer to sign’ Tottenham target Abdulkadir Omur

19 Jul

Leicester City have stepped up their interest in Tottenham target Abdulkadir Omur by submitting an offer for the young midfielder.

Omur, a Turkey Under-21 international, has attracted the attention of clubs from across Europe following an impressive season for hometown club Trabzonspor.

Omur (far right) has been capped by Turkey at youth level

Both Spurs and Benfica have been tracking the 19-year-old for some time, while Leicester are said to have recently joined the race as well.

And now, according to Turkish news outlet Fotomac, the Foxes are looking to steal a march by making the first serious move for Omur.

Claude Puel’s side are believed to have submitted a formal offer for the central midfielder as they look to complete their fourth signing of the summer after Jonny Evans and Ricardo Pereira, the defenders, and attacking midfielder James Maddison arrived at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester have money to spend following the £60million sale of Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, and Omur has been tipped to be one of several new additions to arrive at the club this summer before the transfer window closes next month.

Leicester City FC transfer news: Foxes working on deal to sign ‘Turkish Messi’ Abdulkadir Omur

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Leicester City FC transfer news: Foxes working on deal to sign ‘Turkish Messi’ Abdulkadir Omur
Omur (above, left) is set to be the subject of a £20m bid from Leicester

Leicester City are working on a move for Trabzonspor starlet Abdulkadir Omur.

The 18-year-old is regarded as a star of the future and he has been dubbed ‘the Turkish Messi’ by media.

Arsenal have been linked with the forward in the past, while he has also been scouted by Bayern Munich and Tottenham.

And now, according to Haberturk, Leicester are also working on a deal for Omur.

The Foxes have set their sights on landing the Turkey under-19 international and have set aside £20m to get him.

Trabzonspor want to keep hold of Omur for at least one more season, but they may struggle to say no to such a lucrative offer.