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Leicester City could make deadline day move for Omar Gonzalez

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Leicester City could be set to strengthen their back line on transfer deadline day with a move for United States international Omar Gonzalez.

According to reports coming out of North America, the Los Angeles Galaxy defender has been the subject of enquiries from Foxes officials and a deal today cannot be ruled out if Nigel Pearson and the board at the King Power stadium are ready to stump up the cash for the World Cup veteran.

Spend-Thrift City

It's that money that could well prove to hold up any potential deal. None of the players Leicester have brought in so far in this window have been on big money contracts or for high transfer fees - barring striker Leo Ulloa - something that the board have purposely implemented for their first season back in the Premier League.

City have already pulled out of deals for David McGoldrick and Dame N'Doye due to inflated asking fees from their respective clubs. it is no surprise that they are now just being linked with loan deals for Nick Powell and Tom Lawrence. 

One of MLS' Best

Bringing it back to Gonzalez, the centre back is a Designated Player in Major League soccer, making him the highest paid defender in the league earning close to £40,000 a week. When you add the transfer fee that the MLS would like for Gonzalez, rumoured to be around the £3-4million pound mark, you worry if the Thai owners are prepared to make that kind of investment.

The towering centre half is a big reason for the Galaxy's recent surge up the MLS Standings and has been a key performer for the California side since David Beckham joined them.

Gonzalez has won two MLS Cups with LA and has regularly been one of the leagues top defenders, winning Rookie of the Year in 2009, Defender of the Year in 2011, as well 2 Team of the Year nominations.

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The 25-year old started against Germany and Belgium for Jurgen Klinsmann's men at the World Cup in Brazil and boasts vast amounts of experience for one so young in the context of a centre back.

The transfer would definitely shore up Leicester's defence alongside Wes Morgan as well as providing a big aerial presence on set pieces. 

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