Arsenal and Man Utd consider swoop for Dennis Gyamfi after leaving Leicester


Dennis Gyamfi is available after leaving Leicester City (Picture: Plumb Images)

Manchester United and Arsenal are considering snapping up teenage defender Dennis Gyamfi after he rejected a new contract at Leicester City.

The 18-year-old reportedly stunned the Leicester hierarchy by rejecting a new deal, having made progress towards Brendan Rodgers’ first team over the last season.

The right-back made nine appearances for Leicester’s under-18 team and had been training with the first team squad after the return from lockdown.

The Foxes made him an offer to extend his deal, but he turned it down and left the club at the end of June.

There has been plenty of interest in the young defender, with Rangers looking to bring him to Ibrox, but they face stiff competition with Arsenal and Manchester United also interested in picking up the promising youngster.

Dutch publication Het Laatste Nieuws report that he is set for a trial at Belgian club Cercle Brugge, but with Premier League giants interested in his signature, he may well be aiming higher than that.

Rangers had appeared the most likely to bring in the teenager, with reports in mid-July suggesting a deal was close, but now his future looks uncertain.

After spending a huge amount of the season in the Champions League places, Leicester fell out at a crucial stage of the campaign and will have to settle for a Europa League spot, but Rodgers has been keen to look on the bright side.

‘We finished in the second-highest Premier League finish for Leicester City,’ he said. ‘That takes us into European competition and I’m really, really excited by that.

‘It’s that next step for this squad of players. We’ve probably arrived a bit earlier than what we thought, but the boys have had a very good season, which takes us into Europe.’

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