Millwall eye Leicester youngster

Millwall are leading the chase to sign Leicester City midfielder Dylan Watts, according to The Irish Sun.

Watts is currently on loan at Irish side Bohemians in the League of Ireland but is expected to arrive back at Leicester in the English close season.

The 21-year-old’s deal is set to expire in the summer but the former Premier League winners are thought to have an option to trigger a one-year extension onto his contract.

Irishman Watts moved to Leicester from University College Dublin two seasons ago but is yet to perform on the big stage for the Foxes.

Speaking to the Irish Sun following his side’s victory over Shamrock Rovers in the Dublin Derby, Watts admitted that he is better off playing men’s football than U23 football at Leicester:

“It was absolutely my best performance and in a Dublin derby as well. I didn’t know what to expect.

“That was something different. That was the best feeling I’ve had in football by a mile.

“It went unbelievably. I just tried to play my normal game as I usually do and obviously, we got the win so it’s good.

“You’re playing against men, you’re getting kicked, you have to be quick.

“In England I was playing in the Under-23s, you need to test yourself here against men. I was in the league before with UCD but this is a step up.”

However, it appears that it isn’t just Millwall in the hunt to sign the talented midfielder, Bohemians manager Keith Long wants to sign the Irishman permanently:

“If he performs like that every week then he has a chance of going back to the UK.

“He’s on loan from Leicester and we would like to explore the option for him to remain with us.”



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