Ex-Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is planning to recruit two of his former players for his new team Leicester City, according to reports in the Scottish media.
Defender Dedryck Boyata’s contract expires in the summer, and it is believed the Foxes could be planning to sign the Belgian international on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Rodgers’ interest doesn’t stop there, however, with the former Hoops boss also looking at a move for fullback Kieran Tierney.
Current first choice left-back Ben Chilwell is reportedly being pursued by Manchester City, and it seems Tierney is being eyed as a potential replacement.
While it would be unlikely Tierney would consider leaving his boyhood club for a midtable English team, Boyata’s switch would seem more likely. Interim boss Neil Lennon was asked about the Belgian’s future, along with Mikael Lustig, whose contract also runs out in the summer.
Lennon said he will sit down for talks with the pair:
“We will sit down and discuss things. If things go well then they are important players. Boyata was outstanding for me the other night at Hearts, outstanding, and I like him a lot. I like him as a player.”
Whether the discussions prove to be successful, we shall have to wait and see.