- Belgian defender Timothy Castagne has been signed by Fulham from Leicester City.
- The 27-year-old has committed to a four-year deal with the Premier League team with an option for an additional year.
- Timothy Castagne joins Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.
Belgian defender Timothy Castagne has been signed by Fulham from Leicester City. The 27-year-old has committed to a four-year deal with the Premier League team headquartered in London, with an option for an additional year.
Castagne, who has made 33 appearances for Belgium, is said to have left Leicester City for an undisclosed fee. He is a right-back who is known for his power and persistence and will be wearing the number 21 shirt for the Cottagers.
Castagne began playing football professionally for Genk in the Belgian Pro League. Atalanta, a Serie A team, was drawn to his strong performances and signed him in 2017. He had a big effect in Italy before transferring to Leicester City in England in 2020. He helped the Foxes win the FA Cup in 2021 while he was still a member of the club.
After joining the London-based team, Castagne stated that he was pleased to be there and that he could not wait to begin playing. Castagne’s expertise and skills will be put to use by the team to improve their chances of having a successful season.
“It’s taken a while, but I’m finally here, and I’m glad to be here. It’s a big relief”. Castagne stated in a statement, “I’ve spoken to the manager (Marco Silva) and I really can’t wait to start training and playing.
Following the acquisition of Castagne, Fulham will take on Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday in the second round of the League Cup. After that, the Premier League team will go for a difficult away game against Manchester City on Saturday. With a total of four points from their first three games, they are now ranked 12th in the standings.
Liverpool keeping a close eye on Ndidi
After being ‘turned off’ by Crystal Palace’s assessment of Cheick Doucouré, Liverpool may now switch their focus to Leicester midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.
The Reds are reportedly mulling a move for Ndidi as Jurgen Klopp looks into whether his team can sign another defensive midfielder before the deadline.
Following Leicester’s relegation from the Premier League, the Nigerian international was rumored to be leaving the club with Bayern Munich and Nottingham Forest reportedly considering an offer.
Between 2017/18 and 2020/21, Ndidi was among the top four players in the Premier League for tackles won four times in a row. However, once the Foxes were kicked out of the top division last season, Ndidi’s performance suffered.
Liverpool, who were hesitant to match Crystal Palace’s £70 million asking price for Doucouré, might attempt to sign the 26-year-old in a discounted deal.
Liverpool are still looking to add another player before Friday’s deadline after they secured a deal to sign Wataru Endo from Stuttgart.