Leicester City with a dull transfer window, pulling out of deals due to financial reasons?

Brendan Rodgers never went after the “obvious one” and with West Ham United signing Jarrod Bowen, this was a massive blow. The most exciting attacking option in the Championship ended up with The Hammers. As we expected the fee would be close to £20million and with add-ons even a bit more, so why did Leicester again pull out of this race?

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The only player to arrive at Leicester City was Wolves defender Ryan Bennett, and he is just signed on loan, but again a good player who can fill a gap in that central defense, but what does say about the future of captain Wes Morgan?

Again fans are baffled about the fact that Leicester City doesn’t spend a penny, and not really showing the ambition needed to be part of a race to reach Champions League next season, but of course keeping the best players might be more important.

But TCF believe that at least one quality signing, a winger with pace and goalscoring ability would have been preferred. The name “Jarrod Bowen” was always there, but as we could see, West Ham being most eager to sign the highly talented player, would be interesting to follow his progress.

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Filip Benkovic left Leicester in this window and signed a loan deal with Bristol City, an interesting move to a team fighting for promotion to the PL. This looks as a good option for Benkovic who could progress with such a loan move.

A number of interesting moves have happened and a number the players were linked with move other places as Leicester either pulled out or never followed up on a potential move.

Manchester United signed Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes. Bertrand Traore never left Lyon, with Leicester seen as a potential new club and a possible return to the Premier League, but nothing happened.

We are of course happy to see Ryan Bennett joining as he can bring interesting quality to the team if needed, but seen as a cover for Evans and Soyuncu and not someone that would look as he can split up a good working relationship with the N Irish international and the Turk.

So why are not money splashed at least on one player, are they still having a cash flow problem at Leicester City?. As we have seen in the past without any big money sales, there are no money available to spend on new players, sadly.

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TCF would have loved to see Jarrod Bowen at King Power, and to see West Ham getting the player for £18million shows that it should have been possible for Leicester to battle for his signature.



Leicester City transfer links this Sunday, Everton, Newcastle, Man Utd and Tottenham also in the chase

Brendan Rodgers looks satisfied with his squad, but we believe that he would have preferred a new face or two in before the window shuts in a few days. It’s been a totally dry window so far looking at it from a Leicester City point of view.

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One of Europe’s most talented midfielder, Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes was in an early stage also linked with Leicester, but as we get closer to the window end, Manchester United looks as the only candidate left in that special chase.

The British tabloids are not “hot” on Leicester this Sunday and the only talk is about Preston North End’s defender Ben Davies. Davies (24) is a grand talent and has passed 100 league appearances for The Lillywhites. Davies is a left back and relatively tall, but again a rumour that looks very soft as Preston probably never will let one of their best players leave in the middle of a PL push.

Tottenham are stepping up their chase for Gareth Bale as the exit door looks more and more real for Christian Eriksen. A number of twitter updates suggests that Kyle Walkers-Peters could be a target for Leicester as Jose Mourinho is ready to make space for more new faces.

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Bertrand Traore is a player that has been linked but only on loan, while a more desperate Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe might be more eager to give the player a more permanent offer. Everton are also monitoring the situation regarding Traore.

The situation regarding Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen is a bit unclear as Newcastle and Aston Villa both are fogging it up as the tabloids sees the two clubs as better candidates with a chance for regular football instantly. A fee of £20million is said to be what is needed to sign the highly rated youngster. Leicester will not again splash out cash on a player in January that they are not knowing the use of, so Brendan Rodgers will cleverly be judging his actions.

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The January transfer window is difficult, and so far nothing has happened, but in past seasons some great business has happened. Demarai Gray joined from Birmingham in 2016, Wilfred Ndidi from Ghenk in 2017 and Youri Tielemans in 2019 from Monaco.

So far we still believe that something could happen regarding Jarrod Bowen or Bertrand Traore as Leicester looks as a interesting part of those probable moves. A central defender could be joining, but at this moment no name looks as a clear candidate. A forward has also been said to be a priority, but with Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy as good options no player would join to just sit out and become a third alternative.




The new kid, who is he?, a special day for those who love the game from inside

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall made his first team debut in the 4th round FA Cup match v. Brentford and for us who really loves to see the academy flourish and getting players up and through it’s like Santa coming with presents.

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Kiernan has gone the grades at Leicester City and waited patiently for his chance and been involved in the first team squad on a number of occasions before, but it wasn’t before this Saturday afternoon at Griffin Park that he actually got a chance to play in an official first team game.

Have watched this youngster a number of times in the U.23’s and he caught your attention as one who could come through and make the grade.

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He is seen as a defensive midfielder and operates centrally in the U.23’s and a clear regular for Steve Beaglehole, as he mostly use Kiernan to “steady the ship”. He has played all 15 league games in the PL 2 and as we speak Leicester are 2nd in the table on 28 points, just three points behind leaders Chelsea.

Alongside Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall you also have a number of other talented players, a few of them have already been involved in the first team at some point. Thakgolo Leshabela is one, Admiral Muskwe another. George Hirst and Callum Wright are also players to watch very closely.

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The U.23 team are steadily selected and you can look up all their results and games from our season update site. Never miss out on any result involving Leicester City A, U.23 or U.18, always available at our site.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is following Hamza Choudhury, Ben Chilwell and Josh Knight among others in a proud tradition at Leicester City to bring forward home grown talent and really looking at the academy as a very important asset to bring forward solid talent.

TCF would like to see Leicester City using the academy even more in their recruitment strategy instead of splashing cash on players that you really don’t see the need for and that probably have been the clubs weakest link over the past years.

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