Premier League: Leicester City interested in unknown Pescara striker


Pescara president Daniele Sebastiani claims he has spoken to Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri about an eventual transfer to England of striker Gianluca Lapadula. Leicester have been crowned Premier League champions with two matches to spare, and it appears they have already started looking around for players that could strengthen their squad for next season.

They have not made big-name signings last summer and it seems they will continue with the policy of buying unknown players that could rise to fame in the Foxes shirt. Pescara are currently playing in the Serie B, the second tier of Italian football, and Gianluca Lapadula has been their star this season after scoring 22 league goals in 34 appearances. He was born in Italy but his mother is Peruvian, so he could still choose to represent the South American nation. He wasn't called up until now even though he is 26 years old.

Pescara president Daniele Sebastiani said: "I received a phone call from Claudio Ranieri some time ago, before Leicester were crowned Premier League champions. It was a courtesy call where we talked about football and he confided to me that he is following our striker with interest. It was not anything official, but only interest."

Leicester City are 25/1 at Bet365 to win the Premier League title again next season.

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  • Serbia h34dhunt3r

    6/5/16

    And the rumors have started :). Even-tho Claudio Ranieri stated few days ago that his entire team and himself included are gonna rest now, and even-tho season is not over media started speculating who is gonna join Leicester City for the next season. I know that Ranieri stated that they won't be bringing star players, but unknown Pescara striker is just insane.

  • Alexa Alexa

    14/5/16

    I have watched few games of Pescara this season.Gianluca Lapadula was in pretty good from and showed some remarkable skills during the season.Ranieri is definitely familiar with his potential but I dont think it would be smart to sign him ,because he is is still not at the level of Premier League.

  • Bulgaria sharpe

    27/5/16

    Probably the wouldn't need big names in their squad for the next season if they could win the league with the recent one. But I believe they will make some investments in players and who knows they might be even stronger next season. Although I don't think they believe that could be in the title race next season too.

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