As you might remember, Leicester City wanted to sign Anderlecht’s Kara back in January, even throwing in a bid or two along the way, which were rejected by the Belgian club.
Claudio Ranieri was still manager of the Premier League champions at this stage, and, in an attempt to bolster a once sturdy defence then leaking goals, had targeted the Senegalese defender to do so.
With the move ultimately falling through, and Kara currently finishing the season with Anderlecht, it remains to be seen if Leicester will return for a second attempt in the summer.
However, in an interview with DH in Belgium, the defender revealed how serious the Foxes were about a transfer in the winter, when the centre-back was with his national team at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
He said: “For the third transfer window in a row, my dream fell through. Since I’ve been a kid, I’ve hoped to play in England. However, I’m a believer, and that’s how this was meant to go. Leicester insisted a lot, however. The club was even ready to send their whole medical staff to Gabon.”
Whether Craig Shakespeare also has ambitions of signing Kara from Anderlecht, we don’t know, but one thing is certain, the centre-back is very likely to get his move to England in the summer.
The defender has made 32 appearances for the Belgian club this season, scoring four goals and picking up four assists.