Leeds United has confirmed this afternoon that they have accepted a bid from Leicester City for Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. Son of Manchester United legend Peter, Kasper Schmeichel is highly regarded as one of the most promising goalkeepers in the Npower Championship.
Sky Sports also reported that the bid was in the region of £1 million pounds, but it seems Leeds United have already confirmed the offload of Schmeichel to Championship rivals Leicester City. This news comes after reports claimed that the 24 year old was one of many goalkeepers listed on Sven Goran Eriksson’s radar, along with Kieren Westwood of Coventry and Shay Given of Manchester City. It seems however that Leicester City have eventually made their first signing of the summer, with more names set to follow in the next couple of days. Will the likes of Nicky Maynard, David Nugent and Lee Peltier also join the ambitious Foxes for the 2011/2012 season?
Schmeichel only joined Leeds United in the year 2010, making 37 appearances for the Yorkshire side, also capped by the Denmark under 21’s, whatever the price maybe I’m sure that Leicester City fans will sense that a bargain buy has been successful. The impressive 24 year old, is noted for his great reaction saves and his fantastic shot stopping, a product of Eriksson’s Manchester City side in season 07/08 the Swede knows a lot about the Danish goalkeeper. Leicester are very close to finalizing a deal for Kasper Schmeichel, and it is highly likely that he will be confirmed as Sven Goran Eriksson’s first signing of the summer by tomorrow evening.
What are your thoughts on this news, are you happy with the possible signing of Kasper Schmeichel, and who else would you like to see come through the Walkers Stadium doors in the next couple of weeks?