Breaking news this morning is that Leicester City are close to finalising a deal for Reading defender and captain Matt Mills. Sky Sports first broke the news stating that a bid in the region of £5 million had been accepted by Reading, and that Matt Mills was free to talk to Leicester City and there representatives.
Mills who captained the Royals to the Play-Offs last season is highly regarded as one of the best central defenders in the Npower Championship, also linked with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Stoke City it now seems that the Foxes have beaten off stiff competition from the Premier League duo to capture the services of the highly rated 24 year old.
Matt Mills was born in Leicester, but started his career at Southampton before joining Manchester City. Only making two first team appearances for the Manchester club he then joined Doncaster Rovers, his attributes as a defender then caught the attentions of Reading, as he decided to join the Championship outfit in the year 2009. Mills then established himself to be one of the most promising talents in the league, as he was eventually made captain of Reading. After making over 60 appearances for Brian McDermott’s side, it now seems that his career at Reading has come to an end as he has now decided to promptly head for pastures new with Leicester City.
The fee agreed could well break Leicester City’s transfer record of £5 million for Ade Akinbiyi. This could well be a successful piece of business for Sven Goran Eriksson, as he targets promotion with the Foxes this season. The Mills transfer could well be completed by the end of today, as the player is understood to be travelling to Leicester for a medical this afternoon.
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