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Leicester City Closing In On Austria International [Report]

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Aleksandar Dragovic of Austria strikes a penalty against the post during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group F match between Iceland and Austria at Stade de France on June 22, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

With Champions League football now an additional challenge for Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, the Foxes face the challenge of providing greater depth to their squad.

One particular area of the team that Ranieri has sought to address is central defence. Already, the Italian has bolstered the side with the signing of Luis Hernández Rodríguez, who can fit the bill of a right-back or central defender.

Yet, evidently Ranieri believes further reinforcement is required. With Robert Huth and Wes Morgan being likely candidates to remain in the domestic starting eleven, perhaps Ranieri will alternate with two other central defenders in Europe, addressing inevitable fatigue issues.

However, after several bids for former loanee Michael Keane have been rejected by Burnley, it appears that Ranieri has diversified his options.

According to the Mirror, Leicester City are now seeking to establish a deal with Austria defender Aleksandar Dragovic.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City holds off Aleksandar Dragovic of Dynamo Kiev during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Manchester City FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at the Etihad Stadium on March 15, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City holds off Aleksandar Dragovic of Dynamo Kiev during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Manchester City FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at the Etihad Stadium on March 15, 2016.

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Going by the 25-year-old’s statistics during his Champions League appearances for Dynamo Kiev (via Squawka), the Austrian has the potential to be an effective signing.

His passing accuracy and average duels won percentage indicate that the central defender would be a valuable asset at Leicester City. In addition, his Champions League and international experience for Austria may prove to be exactly what Leicester need in Europe.

Finally, Dragovic has also played alongside Austrian captain and Leicester left-back Christian Fuchs before. This is an international partnership that may be fruitful within Europe and the Premier League.

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Liam Hope, Pundit Arena

Author: The PA Team

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