Even though Portuguese newspapers today bring no updates on Leicester City’s chase for Benfica goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos, we get to see something interesting coming from CNN.
There, journalist Bruno Andrade claims that the Foxes aren’t keen on spending too much money on the Greece international to replace Kasper Schmeichel, who this week left the club for Nice.
It’s said that Leicester City ‘in fact’ have interest in signing Vlachodimos, but ‘never’ for the €15m which Benfica have been demanding for his transfer.
Bruno Andrade adds that the Eagles even recently approached the goalkeeper for a contract renewal. The 28-year-old, however, asked them to wait and see what will happen in the final weeks of the transfer window.
Since Leicester City started being interested in Vlachodimos, we’ve seen different claims from the Portuguese media, with some even saying that Benfica could demand between €10m and €12m for his transfer this summer, as his starting place in the team isn’t guaranteed.
Now it seems a discount on that €15m request would indeed be crucial in this chase, with the Foxes not looking to spend a lot on his arrival.