Leicester reportedly interested in Sporting defender Nuno Mendes

Reports from England over the last 24 hours have credited Leicester City with an interest in Nuno Mendes.

Who is Nuno Mendes?

Nuno Mendes is a product of Sporting’s youth system and has spent his entire career with the club.

Despite being 18, Mendes has already begun to cement himself as a regular feature in the Portuguese outfit’s senior side.

Mendes would be handed his senior debut back in June, coming off the bench for 18 minutes vs Pacos de Ferreira.

The youngster went on to notch another eight league outings last term and his impressive form in said displays has seen him continue to be a regular feature in 2020/21.

The left-back, who can also line out as a centre-back or as a left-wing-back, has started nine ties for Verde e Brancos this campaign – including two Europa League qualifiers.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford FC at The King Power Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester linked with Nuno Mendes

And after bursting onto the scene in Portugal, Mendes now appears to be attracting interest from elsewhere in Europe.

According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, Leicester are monitoring developments with Mendes, who is widely regarded as one of the best up and coming left-backs in Europe

The Portugal under-21 international is also believed to have already attracted scouts from elite clubs across the continent, as well as interest from a number of Premier League sides, including Newcastle, who are said to have made enquiries about Mendes during this past summer.

In terms of a fee for Mendes, the Mail claim that the 18-year-old, who is contracted to Sporting till 2025, has a release clause of around £40m.

However, they also add that Sporting have been feeling the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic and are ‘vulnerable’ to reasonable offers.

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