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Leicester reportedly keen on Stockport County defender Festus Arthur

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Leicester reportedly keen on Stockport County defender Festus Arthur

The Foxes are apparently among the clubs who have watched the non-league defender.

Leicester City are among the clubs watching Stockport County defender Festus Arthur, according to a report by the Daily Telegraph.

They report that the Foxes have watched the teenager play in non-league football this season as Jim Gannon’s side have embarked on their first season back in the National League.

Arthur, 18, broke into the County side in October and has kept his place, prompting Leicester to take a closer look at his performances.

The report says that Brendan Rodgers potentially faces competition from Championship outfit Hull City and League 1 promotion chasers Ipswich Town so it remains to be seen where his future will lie.

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TBR’s View – Leicester have had success recruiting from non-league before…

Obviously Leicester signed Jamie Vardy from non-league football back when they were in the Championship and that hasn’t worked out too badly.


That is different to signing a teenager from non-league and if Leicester did land Arthur, he would likely go into their development side.

But they have got a good transfer history and have pulled the likes of James Justin from lower down the pyramid.

Arthur clearly has a lot of developing to do and experience to gain but it would not be a total surprise to see Leicester swoop.

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