Premier League minnows Leicester City are eyeing an ambitious bid for Bayern Munich central defender Dante. According to Mirror, the English club are planning to place a £5million bid for the out of favour Bayern defender.
Dante, 31, who had joined Bayern Munich in 2012 is yet to confirm his place in the starting XI of the club. Due to poor performances and inconsistency he has never made it to the main team. Bayern had bought Mehdi Benatia last season to pair up Jerome Boateng. Benatia’s arrival practically closed all doors on Dante.
Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri who joined Leicester City this summer has revived a relegation threatened team brilliantly. The minnows of the league are now in a very convenient position in the league and are yet to lose a match this season.
Mirror claims that the club’s Thai owners green-lighted the £5million capture of Switzerland’s World Cup captain Gokhan Inler from Napoli and they are now keen to secure another big-name signing.
Dante have made a total of 13 appearances for the Brazilian national team. He was a part of Brazil’s infamous World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany last year.
The Brazilian might not match the standard of European giants Bayern Munich and does not belong to their plans, but being an experienced international the player will be a huge boost to a team like Leicester City. He is physically strong and could very well fit into the Premier League style of football.
A season back, Dante signed a contract extension at Bayern, but manager Pep Guardiola is now happy for him to leave during this window. It is believed that the defender’s representatives met with Leicester on Friday to discuss a potential move for the player. They are confident that the deal is likely to happen.