Sources: Leicester City beat Chelsea to Young deal as terms agreed
Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign Hartlepool goalkeeper Brad Young, Football Insider understands.
The FA Cup holders are finalising the capture of the 19-year-old following a breakthrough in talks.
A club source has told Football Insider that Young will sign a three-year deal with Leicester after accepting their contract offer.
The deal is regarded as a coup for the Foxes as the teenager has attracted interest from other Premier League clubs including Chelsea.
Young has quickly risen through the ranks at Hartlepool during his five years with the club.
He recently signed his first professional deal after impressing with the club’s youth side.
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Young also spent the first half of last season on loan at Blyth Spartans before the sixth tier’s season was shut down.
The six feet four inches stopper has also spent time in the England youth set up.
He was selected in Ian Foster’s 21 player squad that trainer together over a week in March.
The Three Lions were meant to play under-19 European Championship qualifying matches that month but all of UEFA’s youth tournaments were cancelled.
Should he make the move to the King Power Stadium, Young could have the chance to play in the Under 19s UEFA Youth League.
The Foxes secured another season of Europa League football after spending the majority of the season in the top four.
Brendan Rodgers will be hoping to return Leicester to the Champions League after missing out on the top four for two seasons running.
The Foxes start their 2021/22 campaign with a home clash against Bruno Lage’s Wolves.