Leicester want Celta’s Jonny

Celta Vigo defender Jonny Castro has emerged as a January transfer target for Leicester City, according to reports.

Comfortable playing either in the heart of right-hand side of the defence, Jonny has racked 200 appearances since graduating through Celta’s academy and was a mainstay of Spain’s successful Under-21 squad.

Local media reports in Galicia cite reports in the Leicester Mercury and The Sun which state the Spaniard is a prime target for the Foxes, who’s first-choice right-back Danny Simpson is out injured for five weeks.

The Vigo-native’s contract at Estadio Balaidos runs until June 2019 but he is thought to be open to a move away, with Sevilla also previously linked to his signature.

Leicester have also been linked to the  27-year-old Benfica defender Andre Almeida, a former Portugal international, along with Bournemouth’s Adam Smith.

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