Leicester City ‘leading’ transfer race for £10m-rated teenager

Leicester City are said to be leading the race to sign promising teenager Etienne Camara in January.

The 19-year-old midfielder recently triggered a one-year extension on his contract with Huddersfield Town, due to the number of appearances he has made. He is tied down until the summer of 2024, but a number of Premier League clubs are reportedly keen on trying to prise him away when the transfer window reopens.

After a quiet summer, where a tightening of finances left boss Brendan Rodgers’ grand plans in disarray, the Foxes are looking to make up ground. There are hopes and plans for plenty of activity in the winter window

City are “heading the race” for Camara, according to The Sun. But they could face competition from rivals Nottingham Forest and Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Terriers value the youngster at around £10 million. It is claimed they could cash in as they look for a new buyer for the club, but a sale and loan-back is their preferred option, should they let Camara go.

The Frenchman joined Huddersfield’s academy from French Ligue 1 side Angers SCO in October 2020. He made his senior debut for the club the following January, but had to wait until this season for further first-team involvement. It has proved to be something of a breakthrough campaign for him, with 14 appearances under his belt so far.


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