League leaders Leicester City FC are rumoured to have launched a bid for Sampdoria striker Eder, who has been with the Italian club since 2012.
Leicester City FC sit pretty at the top of the English Premier League table, but only 3 points ahead of Manchester City FC and Arsenal FC who are at the 2nd and 3rd spot, respectively, on goal difference.
To bolster their attack and stay on top as they steer towards what can be their first ever top-tier league title, Leicester City FC have been linked with Eder for a reported bid of £8 million and a three-year contract with a payout of £29,000.
Eder, who is going to be joining the ranks of top-scorer Jamie Vardy, and Riyad Mahrez, has scored 40 goals for Sampdoria since his arrival in 2012 on a five-year deal. He has also been capped 8 times for Italy and scored on two occasions.
With Croatian international Andrej Kramaric loaned out to Hoffenheim FC for the rest of the season, Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri is looking for potential reinforcements in order to prepare the team for the upcoming big games of the season.
“We’ve got three games against big teams and they are important. We want to win against Liverpool and the defeat to Arsenal was one of our worst games. It was our biggest defeat of the season [5-2] and we want to win there, but I don’t see the game at Arsenal as a title decider.”
“People writing us off isn’t a topic for us … We’re solid and we believe in ourselves. We are a really good team on the field and you guys can keep waiting, we will try to keep winning,” Austria international defender Christian Fuchs was quoted as saying by The Telegraph.
Leicester City FC prepare for remainder of the season
Leicester City FC have already signed midfielder Demarai Gray for 3.75 million from Birmingham City FC and Ghana international defender Daniel Amartey for 5 million from Copenhagen so far in January, and signing another striker would only help reinforce the lead scorer Jamie Vardy, who seems to be under a lot of pressure and only recently found the back of the net in the 3-0 win against Stoke City FC after a goal-less patch since mid-December.