Source: Harry Souttar’s Leicester move is a ‘done deal’

Leicester will pay around £14 million to secure Harry Souttar’s services from Stoke, according to a source.

Harry Souttar will join Leicester City from Stoke in the winter transfer window, London Insider can exclusively reveal.

Several clubs have expressed interest in signing the 24-year-old defender, but Leicester have now finalised a deal for Souttar, according to a source.

Speaking to London Insider on Wednesday, the source said the move is a “done deal” and noted that Leicester had agreed to pay circa £14 million to secure the Australian centre-back’s services.

He added that Souttar will join Leicester on a lengthy contract, but didn’t specify exactly how long his initial deal would run for.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that the addition of Souttar will help the Foxes manage a top 10 finish in the Premier League, after what has been a mixed season thus far.

Souttar joined Stoke in 2016, having previously played for Celtic and Dundee United.

Despite being born in Scotland, the 24-year-old opted to represent Australia – where his mother was born – in international football.

He featured in Australia’s 2022 World Cup campaign, as they reached the round of 16, and he has a total of 13 caps for the Socceroos.