Leicester join Leeds, Aston Villa and WBA in chasing EFL star

Lewis Oldham
Leicester City EFL
Rico Henry Brentford

Leicester City have joined the race to sign Brentford full-back Rico Henry this summer, according to reports.

Henry has been a target of a number of Premier League clubs this window. Leeds United, Aston Villa and West Brom have already expressed their interest in signing him.

Now Leicestershire Live have expanded on the Daily Express’ report that Brendan Rodgers’ side are showing interest in signing Henry this summer.

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The report adds that Brentford are looking for around £7m if they are to sell Henry. But with a number of Premier League sides interested, the fee could end up being nearer to £10m.

Brentford look set to lose a few of their key players this window. Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma have also been the subject of heavy interest from several Premier League clubs in recent weeks.

It is no wonder why so many clubs are keen to sign Henry this summer. He enjoyed a fantastic season last term as Brentford narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

The left-back made 51 appearances throughout the season, providing three assists in the process. Henry played a part in all of Brentford’s Championship outings last season.

The 23-year-old signed for Brentford from Walsall in August 2016, after being named in the 2015/16 PFA League One Team of the Year.

Henry joined Brentford for an initial fee of £1.5m, though that amount could eventually rise to £5m with add-ons.

Leicester sold left-back Ben Chilwell to Chelsea earlier in the window for around £50m. But they have acted quickly to replace him as they have brought in Timothy Castagne from Atalanta.

Henry would still be a really good signing for Leicester as well as a number of other Premier League sides.