Leicester interested in Peterborough youngster Dion-Curtis Henry
Leicester City are lining up a shock move for Peterborough United goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry (Photo: Joe Dent)

With the transfer window only being shut a matter of weeks, Leicester City have already been linked with a swoop for Peterborough United goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry.

According to BBC Cambridgeshire, Foxes' boss Claudio Ranieri is extremely keen to bring the young 'keeper to the King Power Stadium and has offered him a week's trial with the Premier League club.

One for the future?

Henry, only age 18, does not possess much experience of first team football. Having only signed his first professional contract with Peterborough in July 2014, the Englishman is a relative unknown to fans and pundits.

As a matter of fact, the Posh academy product only made his debut for the League 1 side on the 3rd of October 2015. Assisting his club to a 5-3 win against fellow third-tier side Millwall, he put in a solid showing after usual No.1 Ben Alnwick sustained an injury early in the first period.

However, he does possess some considerable pedigree that may have convinced Ranieri and his staff to make a move. At such a young age, supporters will be surprised to know he has already secured himself a place within United's U21 XI and has turned in a series of impressive performances, earning a spot in the senior squad.

Also, earlier this year at only age 17, Henry was invited to St George's Park in order to take part in a training camp with the senior England team (an outstanding accolade for somebody so young).

Where will he fit?

On the other hand, the young goalkeeper will have plenty of competition if he is to move to the East Midlands. With Kasper Schmeichel having locked up the No.1 position for the past four years, it would be difficult for a player so inexperienced to dislodge the Danish stopper.

But, it does not stop there. Henry will have to compete with the likes of the experienced Mark Schwarzer and talented Ben Hamer (currently on loan at Bristol City) in order to force his way into Claudio Ranieri's reckoning.

So, it is highly unlikely in seeing the Peterborough 'keeper establish himself between the sticks at Leicester any time soon. But, with his talent and the help of a scouting network that has unearthed diamonds such as Jamie Vardy and the unstoppable Riyad Mahrez, it will be interesting to see what the future holds if Henry makes the move to Filbert Way.

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