Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet seals deadline day exit to Torino on season-long loan… as Foxes continue talks with Newcastle over deal to offload Hamza Choudhury until next summer
- Dennis Praet has left Leicester on a season-long loan to Serie A side Torino
- Hamza Choudhury could join him, with the Foxes in talks with Newcastle
- Both players have been deemed surplus to Brendan Rodgers’ requirements
- Ademola Lookman could still come in on a busy deadline day for Leicester
Dennis Praet has left Leicester to join Torino on a season’s loan, with the Foxes still in talks with Newcastle for Hamza Choudhury to move to St James’ Park on a similar basis.
Both Praet and Choudhury have been surplus to requirements since the end of last season for boss Brendan Rodgers, with Newcastle showing strong interest in Choudhury in each of the previous two transfer windows.
The arrival of Boubakary Soumare from Lille this summer, plus the emergence of youth product Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, means Leicester are able to move on from Praet and Choudhury.
Dennis Praet (left) has left Leicester on a season-long loan to join Italian side Torino
Praet is surplus to requirements at Leicester this season and will head to Serie A instead
Rodgers remains keen to add a wide attacker before the deadline and is closing in on the loan signing of Ademola Lookman from RB Leipzig, for a minimal loan fee.
Lookman impressed while on loan at Fulham last season, and scored in their 2-1 win at King Power Stadium in November.
Leicester are confident Lookman, 23, will be more successful than the last winger they signed in this type of arrangement – Cengiz Under, who made only nine starts in 2020-21 after he arrived from Roma.
Hamza Choudhury (right) could also be leaving the King Power, with Newcastle interested