By Wayne Veysey

6th Jan, 2021 | 9:15am

Exclusive: Club agree to sign Leicester City 23-yr-old after earlier bid rejected 

Wycombe Wanderers have agreed a new loan deal for Josh Knight with Leicester City, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 23-year-old moved to Adams Park in October on a three-month loan which expired on 3 January.

However, a recruitment source has told Football Insider that a fresh deal has been settled between the two clubs which will see the defender remain at Wycombe until the end of the season.

Knight has been ever-present for Gareth Ainsworth’s side since he joined, starting 19 Championship games, including the 3-1 loss against Middlesbrough last weekend.

Speaking shortly after the versatile defender’s arrival last year, Ainsworth revealed that he was a player that the club had “kept tabs on for some time.”

Football Insider understands that Wycombe have held talks about signing Knight permanently but Leicester rejected their offer.

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A product of the Leicester City academy, Knight can play across the back-four as well as on the right-hand side of midfield if required.

He has made just one senior appearance for the Foxes, a nine minute cameo in a 4-1 EFL Cup win over Sheffield United in 2017.

The Englishman impressed while on loan at Peterborough United last season, scoring against Wycombe in a 3-3 draw at Adams Park in October 2019.

He has just six months remaining on his contract at the King Power Stadium and could join Wycombe on a permanent basis at the end of the season on a free transfer.

In other news, Mauricio Pochettino has sets his sights on signing his ‘best friend’ while at Tottenham, a player he ‘lunched with every day’ while at the club.