about big money, it all comes down to the perfect fit, who are they
DATE: 03.01.2018 - THE CUNNING FOX - BLOG
The January transfer
window is opened and Leicester are constantly being linked with
potential new signings, and of course also a number of speculations of
who is going out
City is still a team depending heavilly on the
perfect fit, with "nominal transfer fee" players still the most
important, Vardy, Mahrez, Morgan and Albrighton are the one running
the show, not alone, but without them, City would have been in heavy
There are of course new signings doing well and the likes of Silva,
Iborra and Ndidi are all showing the quality that has given the team
a lift under Claude Puel, all players signed by his successors Craig
Shakespeare and Claudio Ranieri.
The big chance at the moment is the way Claude Puel approach the
games coming up, trying to field a team in the best way possible and
not just giving players trust after doing a good game in the
If Claude Puel is able to keep his best players he will not be doing
much in the window, but if Mahrez is departing, together with
Slimani, Musa and Ulloa, then of course he will monitor the
situation, or as he has done so far give youth a chance.
George Thomas, Hamza Choudhury and Josh Knight have all been
involved in the first team, with Choudhury playing a game in the
Premier League and in the EFL Cup, Knight also appearing in the EFL
Cup. Thomas has been in the squad and showed great promise in the
Puel has also given Chilwell and Gray more playing time, and showing
that young players can contribute and do a job when called up on.
City fans are still waiting for Iheanacho to show what he is worth,
we just have to wait and see.
Danny Simpson is injured and Daniel Amartey is not in his best
position at right back. A number of right back alternatives are
linked with Leicester. Puel looks certain to
sign a new right back, but who ?
Demarai Gray could be a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez if he
leaves, this could also give Ahmed Musa a new chance. He has been
back in recent games and involved as a squad member.
To see one more big money signing arriving without being certain to
play a key part is just frustrating. Puel will sort it out, and with
the recall of Harvey Barnes, it might be a plan for Puel to see what
the England U.20 international can bring to the table.
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