Following all the recent rumours regarding Leicester City’s chase for São Paulo defender Lucas Beraldo, the player has now spoken out on his situation.
The Tricolor played last night their final game of the season, as they beat Flamengo 1-0 at home.
After the match, Beraldo was interviewed by Globo Esporte. Besides all the questions about the year he’s been through, he was quizzed about the recent rumours. It’s not clear whether the journalist directly mentioned Leicester City.
“I leave these things to my agents and the board. I have 30 days holiday and I’m going to forget about football to enjoy it with my fiancée and my family,” said Beraldo.
Reports from the Brazilian media have been saying that Leicester City are preparing a bid for the defender, and are willing to match São Paulo’s €20m asking price.
Some outlets have been claiming that more clubs are expected to go after the player in the coming weeks, and since the Foxes are currently in the Championship, they may not be such an attractive destination for him.
Even his entourage are said to be looking for a top club instead, so Leicester City’s chances shall depend on the convincing arguments they bring to the negotiation table if their offer is accepted.