Leicester lead three Prem rivals for Dutch star – Reports

Date published: Sunday 7th February 2016 3:09

Tonny Vilhena, Feyenoord

Leicester are reportedly in pole position in the race to sign Feyenoord midfielder Tonny Vilhena, who is also wanted by West Brom, Sunderland and Swansea.

Central midfielder Vilhena will be a free agent in the summer and there is a real clamour to land him, with the likes of Italian giants Juventus and Roma, as well as Monaco, also sending scouts to check on his progress in recent weeks.

But the Sunday People claim Premier League leaders Leicester, who look a safe bet to be playing Champions League football next season, lead the race, with the player reportedly keen on a move to England.

Vilhena, whose father is Angolan and mother is Dutch, made his Eredivise debut for Feyenoord four years ago under Ronald Koeman and has been a regular at the Rotterdam club ever since.

He has represented Holland at every age group level and has earned more rave reviews this season, scoring three goals in 14 league appearances for his club.

Vilhena is keen on a move to the Premier League and talks are planned with interested parties in the next couple of months.

Should Leicester land him, it will be another major coup for Steve Walsh’s scouting department on the back of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.

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