Announcement soon: Club agree to sign senior Leicester City player - Sources
Wycombe have had a new loan bid for defender Josh Knight accepted by Leicester City, Football Insider can reveal.
The deal will see the 23-year-old stay at Adams Park for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that an announcement is expected soon after the two clubs agreed to fresh terms.
Knight joined Wycombe on an initial three-month loan deal in October and immediately became an integral part of Gareth Ainsworth’s side.
He has been an ever-present for the Championship since he joined, starting 19 Championship games, including the 3-1 loss against Middlesbrough last weekend.
In October, Ainsworth revealed that Knight was a player that the club had “kept tabs on for some time.”
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The Englishman likely caught his current manager’s eye when he scored against Wycombe Wanderers last season while on loan at Peterborough United.
Football Insider understands that Wycombe did hold talks with Leicester City over the permanent signing of Knight this month but the Premier League side rejected their offer.
A product of Leicester’s esteemed academy, Knight can play across the back-four as well as on the right-hand side of midfield.
The Leicester-born defender has made just one senior appearance for his boyhood club, a nine minute cameo in a 4-1 EFL Cup win over Sheffield United in 2017.
Knight could well become a Wycombe player on a permanent basis at the end of the season, as he has just six months remaining on his contract at the King Power Stadium.