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Will Leicester regret letting Tom Lawrence leave ?

DATE: 18.08.2017 - THE CUNNING FOX - NEWSDESK

 

After a terrific loan spell at Championship side Ipswich Town last season, Welsh international Tom Lawrence was hoping that it would have earned him a crack at breaking through into Leicester City's
Premier League line-up. 



Source: Ipswich Town Football Club via Facebook.

Lawrence won Players' Player of the Year at Ipswich, the wide attacker ending with nine crucial goals in 34 appearances.




Tom Lawrence claims his award for Goal of the Season after his long-range stunner for Ipswich against QPR. Source: Ipswich Town Football Club via
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Life outside one of the super clubs is slightly different, and Lawrence would have had every reason to expect that his dazzling loan should culminate at a shot in the Leicester first team.

Leicester have a squad with reasonable depth, but there was still scope for Lawrence to muscle his way into the wide positions. Leicester are aiming to finish in the top half, and will need someone to replace Riyad Mahrez for goals and creativity if the Algerian does depart.
 

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Fans of Ipswich and manager Mick McCarthy were keen to see Lawrence stay at Ipswich, but McCarthy is nothing if not a realist. Lawrence was always out of Ipswich's price range, and McCarthy was aware that his immediate future would be in the Premier League. 

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare originally seemed to bear the same opinion, having rebuffed a bid from Championship side Derby. Yet Derby persisted with a 7 million offer which Leicester accepted. Only time will tell if Leicester will wish they had retained the talented attacker. 

A 4-3 defeat against Arsenal in the opening match of the season should provide more positives than negatives for Leicester. With Arsenal fifth favourites at 11/1 for the title with Paddy Power, a narrow defeat at the Emirates is nothing to be disappointed about. Lawrence would have felt that he could make decisive contributions in tight matches such as these. 

After all, Lawrence didn't merely do a job at Ipswich, but instead carried the team at a crucial point in the season with his goals and creativity. Many of his goals were winning goals, and helped stave off the threat of relegation for an Ipswich side that lacked a standout central striker. 

Traditionally, a successful-loan spell would mark a clear pathway to the first team; after all, the primary reason for loaning a player out is to further his development elsewhere so that he can return as an improved player ready to contribute. Chelsea, in particular, have defied that logic, with a plethora of loanees but no real scope for progression into the first team squad.

Nathan Ake excelled at Bournemouth, showing his readiness for Premier League football, but has now been allowed to join permanently. Lewis Baker and Dominic Solanke are exciting prospects, for club as well as country, but Baker heads to Middlesbrough on loan and Solanke has joined Liverpool in the hope that his development will not be wasted. 
 

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Lawrence's fearless running gave defenders headaches, whilst his variety of strikes almost made Ipswich's Goal of the Season competition a one-man show. This would have made him the ideal candidate to replace Mahrez.

Whilst the Welshman needs to work on his petulance and his consistency, he certainly has the skills to grace the Premier League. Lawrence may well do that in the white of Derby instead of the blue of Leicester. 


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