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Opinion: Leicester must go all-out to sign star that can be their next Kante

Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa’s midfielder John McGinn in the summer transfer window, according to TeamTalk.

The Foxes are going through an outstanding campaign where they are sitting third in the Premier League table with 53 points after 29 matches, five ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea.

With Champions League football nearly guaranteed for next season, it seems that Leicester’s hierarchy are now preparing for the future campaigns and for this purpose, they are keen on making a move for McGinn in the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old is one of the top performers in the Villa side, who are currently struggling to keep their place in the Premier League as they sit in the relegation zone with just 25 points after 28 matches.

McGinn joined the Villans in the summer of 2018 from the Scottish club Hibs and has been an exceptional player for the Midlands outfit since.

Since then, the Scotland international has represented his current club in 65 matches in all competitions, where he has managed to score 11 goals and provided 12 assists as well.

In the ongoing campaign, McGinn has three goals and two assists to his name in 20 appearances in all competitions.

A key signing for Leicester?

Leicester’s Premier League winning side of 2015-16 had N’golo Kante at the heart of it, with the Foxes struggling to replace the effervescent star after his move to Chelsea.

McGinn could bring back the bite to the King Power Stadium side’s midfield, while also adding a goalscoring option from deep.

Regardless of whether Villa are relegated or not, Leicester should do everything in their power to sign the Scotland international in the summer to ensure 2020-21 is another successful campaign.

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