Timothy Castagne: Atalanta defender passes Leicester medical

Atalanta full-back will sign for £21.5m as replacement for Ben Chilwell

Timothy Castagne can play at left back or right back
Image: Timothy Castagne is closing in on a move to Leicester

Timothy Castagne has completed his Leicester medical ahead of a £21.5m switch from Atalanta.

The 24-year-old defender is currently on international duty with Belgium, who play Denmark in the Nations League on Saturday.

Castagne, who has won seven caps for Belgium, underwent his medical in Düsseldorf, Germany, as to avoid breaching coronavirus quarantine rules.

The full-back has yet to finalise the details of his Leicester contract, and this may yet take a few days because of his international commitments.

Leicester were on the hunt for a replacement for Ben Chilwell, who signed for Chelsea last week in a £50m deal.

Belgian defender Timothy Castagne of Atalanta during the Serie A match at Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo. Picture date: 21st July 2020. Picture credit should read: Jonathan Moscrop/Sportimage 1:41
Sky Sports News reporter Rob Dorsett says Leicester are in talks with Atalanta over signing full-back Timothy Castagne

Sky Sports News reported last week Ajax's Nicolas Tagliafico and Castagne's Atalanta team-mate, Robin Gosens, were both on Leicester's shortlist.

Castagne has been employed primarily as a right-back at Atalanta, but much like Leicester's James Justin is comfortable playing on either side of the pitch.

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He starred in Atalanta's last two Serie A campaigns, as the Bergamo-based side qualified back-to-back to the Champions League, where this year they were knocked out by finalists Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-final stage.

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