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Leicester City and Southampton Eye Tunisian Defender

Tunisian defender Aymen Abdennour has joined the list of African players being earmarked by clubs in the ongoing transfer window. Abdennour who currently plays for Valencia in the Spanish La Liga has been eyed by former Barclay Premier League Champions Leicester City, as well as Southampton.

The former Monaco defender joined Spanish side Valencia in August 2015 following a season long at AS Monaco where he made 18 appearances, signing a five-year deal as replacement, for now, Manchester City defender, Nicolas Otamendi.

Since joining Valencia, the 27 years old has been an outstanding player and was targeted by Chelsea in the last summer but missed out on the deal.

Leicester and Southampton are said to be in the race for the Tunisian but look likely to face competition from Italian giants, Inter Milan.

If the defender joins one of the English sides, it will make him the fifth Tunisian to play in the Barclays Premier League; joining fellow nationals Wahbi Khazri of Sunderland and Yohan Benalouane of Leicester City, the two active Tunisians in Europe’s top tier league.

The central defender’s qualities will be of great help to either side as they prepare for the upcoming season. He has proven beyond doubt that he is a breed of rarity characterized by the ability to use both feet under any circumstances, spaciously adapt to any league he joins – the latter of course not quick to conclude on due to the competitiveness of the English Premier League.

Nevertheless, the towering Tunisian’s CV comes with experience across different divisions – Germany, France, and native Tunisia where his career kicked off.




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