Inter Milan midfielder Stefano Sensi has reportedly given his consent to join Leicester City on a permanent switch in January.
The 28-year-old returned to Appiano Gentile in the summer after spending 18 months on loan between Sampdoria and Monza.
However, he found playing time hard to come by, with six players ahead of him in Simone Inzaghi’s midfield pecking order.
The manager ousted Sensi from his Champions League squad. The latter only made three brief cameos in Serie A and one appearance in the Coppa Italia this term.
Therefore, the two parties are both willing to end their collaboration six months prior to the expiry of the player’s contract.
In recent days, Leicester emerged as the leading candidate to sign the Italy international. The Foxes have been making significant progress in their attempts to sign the midfielder.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, Sensi has now given his approval for the move.
The former Sassuolo is ready to embark on a new experience in the East Midlands where his compatriot Enzo Maresca is acting as manager.
Inter Milan Midfielder Stefano Sensi Approves Leicester City Move
Leicester are currently leading the English Championship table with a 10-point gap over their closest chasers. Thus, they’re on course to secure promotion to the Premier League following last season’s dramatic relegation.
For their part, Inter are only requesting 2 million euros to release the benchwarmer in January.
This move would also allow the Serie A leaders to make room on the wage bill and trim down the midfield department.
The Nerazzurri offloaded Lucien Agoume to Sevilla earlier this week. Reminiscent of Sensi, the young Frenchman was surplus to requirements at Inter.