Leicester agree deals with 2 players heavily linked with Arsenal

GENK, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 27: Patson Daka of RB Salzburg celebrates scoring a goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League group E match between KRC Genk and RB Salzburg at Luminus Arena on November 27, 2019 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
GENK, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 27: Patson Daka of RB Salzburg celebrates scoring a goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League group E match between KRC Genk and RB Salzburg at Luminus Arena on November 27, 2019 in Genk, Belgium. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Leicester City have signed Patson Daka and agreed a deal with free agent, Ryan Bertrand, two players Arsenal were heavily linked with.

Southampton's Ryan Bertrand left and West Bromwich Albion's Matt Phillips battle for the ball during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Monday, April 12, 2021. Copyright: Catherine Ivill
Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand left and West Bromwich Albion’s Matt Phillips battle for the ball during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture date: Monday, April 12, 2021. Copyright: Catherine Ivill

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Patson Daka since at least September 2020 and at one point it was even claimed they were the favourites to sign him, along with Manchester United.

Leicester, however, turned their attentions to the 22-year-old when they ran out of patience with Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard, another player heavily linked with Arsenal.

They completed the deal to sign Daka on 1 July, shelling out £27m for the player who is valued at around £19.8m.

Leicester have also reportedly agreed a two-year deal with free agent Ryan Bertrand whom Arsenal reportedly made an offer to.

It was then reported that Arsenal had ended their in Ryan Bertrand for younger alternative.