Few would say that luck has anything to do with transfers and how they turn out over a period of time, but this summer Mitchel Clark decided to jump at a chance to join Leicester City and join the development squad at the club.
He was one of many players released by Aston Villa over the summer and Dean Smith didn’t see any future for the Wales U.19 international who last season had a successful loan spell at Port Vale in league 2.
Clark played 40 league games while at Vale Park, and was seen as a key player to keep Port Vale out of the relegation fight, and of course a bit of distance from Premier League action, but again might have been something to build on as some Aston Villa fans were surprised that the club let him go on a free.
Leicester City struggled a bit in the U.23 league last season, ending 10th just above West Ham United and Swansea City, and hopefully will try to build momentum and secure a place higher up the table in this campaign.
Mitchel Clark will be a seen as a major player in this team, and could also, as often happens, get a loan spell at League 1 or League 2 level as clubs will come looking around for players in this category.
Despite not being as experienced as Marc Albrighton was when he arrived at Leicester City on a free back in 2014, now five years ago, you have the similarities, with the contract situation, not offered a new deal, youth internatinal caps and seen as a potential first teamer at Leicester City and not at Aston Villa.
The Wales U.20 international will join up with other “Welsh Dragons”, as Will Russ, Oliver Ewing, Rhys Davies, George Thomas and Andy King all are representing that country and part of the Leicester City set up.