Leicester are keen on Lorient winger Dango Ouattara, 20
Leicester are keen on Lorient winger Dango Ouattara, 20, while Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to add more firepower to keep his side out of the Premier League relegation battle
- Lorient’s Dango Ouattara catches the eye of Leicester in the Premier League
- Brendan Rodgers wants to add a winger to his side to increase their firepower
- Ouattara has impressed scouts this season as one of France’s rising stars
Leicester City have asked about Lorient winger Dango Ouattara.
Brendan Rodgers is keen to stave off looming relegation by strengthening his squad this month – and the 20-year-old Burkina Faso international has impressed scouts this season.
A winger is high on Leicester’s priority list in January and Ouattara is regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting youngsters.
Lorient winger Dango Ouattara (right) has emerged as a target for a move to the Premier League
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is an admirer and keen to add a winger in January
Ouattara has proven to be one of the standout stars in France this season, while Lorient is sixth and looking to challenge for European football.
The Burkina Faso ace has taken a huge step forward after recording just one goal and two assists in 25 games last season.
With five goals and five assists already, Lorient will be poised for interest from, for example, Leicester to solidify as the month progresses.
Ouattara’s current contract runs until 2024, although reports in France earlier in the season suggested talks about a possible extension were underway.
Ouattara (right) has made a big step forward this season and is one of Ligue 1’s breakout players
Leicester enter a crucial phase of the season on and off the pitch.
The Rodgers side currently sit 13th in the table, just two points clear of the relegation zone.
The former Liverpool manager knows how dangerous the second half of the season can be and he’s also juggling a range of possible changes in the squad, with arrivals and departures high on the agenda.
Some of his current players – Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Daniel Amartey, Ryan Bertrand, Papy Mendy, Ayoze Perez and Youri Tielemans – are out of contract in June and Rodgers must therefore plan a roster overhaul.
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