By Wayne Veysey

1st Jul, 2021 | 1:33pm

Sources: Peterborough agree to sign Knight from Leicester City on permanent deal

Peterborough have agreed to sign Josh Knight on a permanent deal from Leicester City, Football Insider can reveal.

The 23-year-old has been given the green light to leave the Foxes after spending last season on loan at Wycombe Wanderers.

A Leicester source has told Football Insider that Knight has agreed terms with Peterborough and the deal will be finalised soon.

The centre-half has just 12 months left on his contract at the King Power Stadium and Brendan Rodgers’ side have decided to cash in.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson is keen to add Knight to his squad as he looks to build a side capable of competing in the Championship next season.

Knight is familiar with London Road, having spent one and a half seasons there on loan between January 2019 and May 2020.

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He amassed 34 appearances for the Posh in total and contributed an impressive three goals and four assists.

A product of Leicester’s academy, Knight spent last season on loan at Wycombe Wanderers where he made 39 starts across all competitions.

The Englishman can play across the back-four as well as in holding midfield and on the right-hand side of the midfield.

Darren Ferguson may utilise Knight as a midfielder in the 2021-22 campaign with Reece Brown returning to his parent club Huddersfield Town last month.

Peterborough United have already added Jack Marriott, David Cornell and Jorge Grant to their ranks in the summer window.

In other news, Nottingham Forest have opened talks to sign a 26-year-old attacker wanted by two of their Championship rivals.