Boubakary Soumaré will leave Lille and commit for five years with Leicester. The transfer amount of the 22-year-old midfielder is estimated at 23 million euros, excluding bonuses.
Just crowned champion of France with Lille, Boubakary Soumaré will engage with Leicester in the coming days. The 22-year-old midfielder, revelation of the League season, 1 will thus leave France for the Premier League. He will sign a five-year contract for a transfer estimated at around 23 million euros, excluding bonuses. However, he will not play in the Champions League since Leicester, 5th in the Premier League, narrowly missed qualifying for the C1.
Announced on the departure during previous mercatos, the midfielder of Senegalese origin had refused to join Newcastle a year and a half ago. At LOSC since 2017 and under contract until 2022, the international hope (13 selections) has this time decided to leave the northern club.
The Lille club will be upset this summer, with many departures. Starting with that of Christophe Galtier. The manager announced on Tuesday that he was leaving the club. It remains to be seen where he will go. He for his part affirmed that he hesitated between Lyon and Nice. Another departure to come: that of Mike Maignan to AC Milan. The goalkeeper is expected to sign him on a three-year contract in Italy, for a transfer of 15 million euros.