According to a report from the Hull Daily Mail Premier League outfit Leicester City are close to agreeing a deal to sign Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic.

The former Swiss international shot-stopper looks like he could be the latest in a whole host of names to leave the KCOM Stadium,  with the likes of Tom Huddlestone, Curtis Davies, Harry Maguire and Shaun Maloney all having left during this summer window, as the Yorkshire side prepares for life in the Sky Bet Championship following their relegation from the Premier League last season.

Jakupovic started his career with Grasshopper FC in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2004, before moving on 4 times between 2005 and 2011, before arriving at Hull in 2012.

Jakupovic, however, didn’t slot straight into the team at the KCOM Stadium and was subsequently loaned out to Leyton Orient twice. The first being in January 2014, until the 8th February, and the second time from the 13th February until the 17th May, before returning to his parent club.

During his time at Hull, Jakupovic has made 55 appearances, with the majority coming last year during their Premier League campaign.

The 32-year-old had a good season, making 74 saves, which was more than Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois, and Liverpool man Simon Mignolet, as well and keeping 5 clean sheets during the course of the season, which, for a newly promoted side, is not a bad number at all.

With the uncertain future of Leicester number 1 Kasper Schmeichel, and the fact that number 2 Ron-Robert Zieler has left for Stuttgart, the former Premier League champions undoubtedly have to strengthen the ranks within the goalkeeping area, and Jakupovic could be a great addition if the deal does come to fruition.

 


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