Tanner suggested that Bertrand to Leicester looks ‘pretty positive’ during the BBC’s Leicester City Football Forum, after news broke last week that the Foxes had agreed a deal with the left-back. However, Tanner did suggest that it’s ‘still not done’ as Bertrand may prefer the length of the contract to be longer in order to protect his long-term future.
He said: “It’s pretty positive. I think they offered him a short-term contract, obviously he’s only 31. He wanted a three-year contract, I think that there is now a revised offer of two years plus one as an option for him to come in. I think he’s quite happy with that.
“It’s still not done, though, because obviously you never know if somebody came in and offered him three with an option of one, he’s going to have to look after his long-term future.”
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With his experience in the Premier League, having played more than 250 matches in the top flight of English football, as well as being a former England international, Bertrand could be a very good signing for the Foxes. Bertrand became available this summer after his seven-year stay at Southampton came to an end at the expiry of his contract, making the left-back a free agent.
Should Bertrand join the Foxes, it won’t be the first-time Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has worked with the full-back, as Rodgers was a part of Chelsea’s academy as a coach whilst Bertrand was a youth player at the club and judging from Tanner’s comments, it won’t be long before the two are reunited.