Just over a week ago, Rachid Ghezzal to the Premier League became a thing again, and it was Leicester, who had just sold Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, who were described as ‘well positioned’ to sign the Monaco winger.
Arriving at the principality club on a free from Lyon, the Algeria international never really convinced Leonardo Jardim, and an exit this summer should be what’s best for all parties.
Soon after, Southampton started popping up as an allegedly interested party abroad, which seemingly started with FootballInsider247 (make of that what you will), and now a transfer to the Premier League is ‘only a matter of time’.
This is what DZFoot are reporting on Tuesday, claiming that a £4m offer from an undisclosed Premier League side has been enough to convince Monaco to sell.
Of course, the bidding side could be someone other than Leicester or Southampton, and we’ll undoubtedly find out soon enough.
However, with both sides having recently lost wingers in Mahrez and Sofiane Boufal, the Foxes and the Saints are certainly decent destinations for Ghezzal, who will want to relaunch his career in the best possible way.