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?
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.
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.
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.