Earlier this month, Yohan Benalouane revealed how pleased he was to be finally getting some game time at Leicester City, with new manager Craig Shakespeare showing a lot of faith in a player who didn’t play a single game while on loan at Fiorentina for the second part of last season.
Despite being brought in by Claudio Ranieri, the Tunisia national team hopeful was always a fringe player, spending more time in the reserves than in the first-team, yet his time in the spotlight this season has brought in a new suitor.
According to Foot Mercato over the weekend, West Ham like what they have seen from the 30-year-old, and are considering making a bid for him in the summer.
Considering his contract runs out in 2019, Benalouane could end up being a nice unexpected sale for the Foxes, who might not have expected this situation at the beginning of the campaign.
With the 40 point mark now reached, and safety from relegation all but obtained, the Foxes could use money from this sale to rejuvenate an ageing backline (both Morgan and Huth are over 30).
Benalouane has made 11 appearances for Leicester City this season, including two in the Champions League.