HARTLEPOOL goalkeeper Brad Young could be on his way to Leicester in a bargain deal.
Young, 18, has been to the Foxes for training and talks — and his dream move may be sorted out this week.
The 6ft 4in Pools wonderkid almost joined Chelsea last season.
He has been with England’s youth set-up while spending time on loan at Blyth Spartans.
But SunSport understands a deal with the Foxes is close.
Sunderland-born Young came through the youth academy at National League-leaders Hartlepool to earn his pro contract at Victoria Park.
He would likely link up with Steve Beaglehole’s Under-23s set-up at Leicester.
And should Brendan Rodgers’ side secure Champions League football next season, Young may even get a chance in the U19s Uefa Youth League.
Kasper Schmeichel is the undisputed No1 at the King Power with Wales international Danny Ward his understudy.
Veteran ex-Hull man Eldin Jakupovic is the third-choice but has not made a senior appearance for the club since May 2018.
Polish Jakub Stolarczyk sometimes joins Schmeichel and Ward on matchdays as part of the warm-up.
However, 6ft 7ins American youth international Chituru Odunze, 18, was involved prior to the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City last week.
Finally, Daniel Iversen is being eyed as the natural successor to his Danish compatriot Schmeichel.
Joining the club in 2016, the 23-year-old is yet to play a first-team match for the East Midlanders but is earning his stripes with 110 senior appearances across four loan spells, currently with Preston North End in the Championship.
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