Sources: Harry Souttar set for Leicester City medical after deal agreed
Harry Souttar is scheduled for a Leicester City medical on Tuesday after Stoke City accepted their £15million bid, sources have told Football Insider.
Stoke have agreed to sell the centre-back, 24, and Leicester are confident of putting the finishing touches to his move before the 11pm deadline.
Souttar is finalising terms and heading for medical tests after the breakthrough in talks.
He was one of the standout performers for Australia at the World Cup as they reached the last 16 of the competition before losing to eventual winners Argentina.
Football Insider revealed on Monday (30 January) that Leicester were preparing a £15million bid for Souttar after seeing a £10million offer rejected earlier in the window.
Brendan Rodgers looks set to get his man on the window’s final day as he desperately seeks defensive reinforcements for the second half of the 2022-23 campaign.
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Souttar missed the start of the season while he recovered from a cruciate ligament rupture but returned to full fitness in early November and has been a regular starter for Stoke ever since.
He has played seven Championship games since his injury return but was absent for the Potters’ FA Cup win over Stevenage on Sunday (29 January).
Stoke signed an 18-year-old Souttar from Dundee United in 2016 after being impressed by his performances north of the border.
He has gone on to make 61 Championship appearances and turned out 45 times for Fleetwood in League One while on loan in the 2019-20 season.
Leicester City sit 14th in the Premier League, outside the relegation zone by one point.
Stoke are 18th in the Championship but have built a seven-point buffer to the drop zone.
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