'Time to say goodbye': Ex-Premier League forward and £35m Leicester target wants out this summer
Ex-Chelsea forward Jeremie Boga has confirmed that he wants to leave Sassuolo this summer.
Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, the Ivory Coast international has claimed that it’s time to move on from Serie A.
Boga said: “After three years here, it’s the right time to say goodbye.”
The striker, who has been linked with a move to Leicester City, Napoli and Atalanta in the summer transfer window is valued at £35m by the Italian top-flight side’s CEO.
With Memphis Depay soon to be leaving Lyon for Barcelona, the French giants are also interested in the central striker.
However, the Foxes have the edge in the race to sign Boga with Tuttomercatoweb claiming that the lure of Premier League football and their financial prowess makes them an attractive prospect.
Boga endured a horrid time with the Blues, making just a single appearance in the English top-flight during his time with the first-team.
TBR View: Boga would add more depth, but Leicester could be price out
Leicester’s need for attacking reinforcements are quite severe after a dry spell in front of goal for star man Jamie Vardy.
The club’s number nine scored just two goals from Christmas until the second to last gameweek of the Premier League season in what was a barren run in front of goal.
And whilst, Kelechi Iheanacho did step up for the latter part of the campaign, 18 of his 19 goals for the Midlanders came in the second-half of the season and can be considered a purple patch.
Boga’s comments and Italian reports over Leicester’s foothold in the race for a transfer provides a huge boost that the club can get this move completed.
His signing would be a great move from the outfit, adding more depth to the side’s attack that has lacked much consistency in the last few months. However, with the Sassuolo’s CEO quoting £35m as the starting bid, the Foxes may well get priced out of a move.
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