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Timothy Castagne has been backed to succeed at Leicester City and use his new club as a stepping stone to join the likes of Arsenal or Manchester United.
The fullback, who came up through the ranks of Genk, completed a move to the King Power from Atalanta on September 3rd. He signed a five-year deal with the Foxes.
Genk technical director Dimitri De Condé managed the Belgium international during his time with the club’s academy.
Het Nieuwsblad interviewed De Condé and the defender’s former coach explained in detail why Castagne will be a hit in the Premier League. He’s also of the belief the player’s transfer to Leicester can help him join a bigger club like Arsenal or United in the future.
“In modern football there are not many players who can bring what he can,” he said.
“He’s reliable. He has a good basic technique, seldom gives away his position, does not lose the ball. Meunier is also an excellent player, but because Timothy was trained as a defender, he is more stable defensively.
“I found it more difficult to estimate whether Tielemans would live up to it at Leicester at that high pace. He did it.
“With Timothy, I know he will stand out at Leicester. He can become one of the best fullbacks in the Premier League. And then move on to clubs like Arsenal or Manchester United.”
The intermediary who helped Leicester sign Castagne revealed the Gunners ‘seriously considered’ signing the player.
Having failed to sign him this summer, the north London club may come back for the defender in a few years’ time, if he manages to impress.
The 24-year-old’s preferred position is on the right side of the defence, and he can also operate as a left-back. Castagne’s versatility could please both Arsenal and United, if they were to show any interest in the future.