If you look back at previous years and how likely it is to see big stars signing deals with Leicester City, you will be dissapointed. The fact that the club is not considered as a “big club” is one impact the other one is the thrill of moving to East Midlands.
You see the best Leicester City players moving out to other destinations such as Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd, clubs that in the World picture tells a totally different story than the fairytale.
The latest rumour about Luiz Suarez might be one that could happen, but not likely when you see other clubs such as Ajax and Juventus both in the mix. The Barca forward is one of Europe’s best forwards and as we did see in the past “Svennis” also struggled to bring in his former players as part of his plan to build a great team.
Brendan Rodgers is the previous manager of both Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez, but frankly those players might have totally other offers to consider. As we see rumours appear TCF believed that William Carvalho from Real Betis could be a player who would consider Leicester City as a step up, but it’s gone totally silent lately.
If we look back at the previous signings done in the past, you will find a bouquet of variety. If we just go back to that summer after the PL winning season you find the following moves happening.
Ron Robert-Zieler signed from Hannover, Islam Slimani joined from Sporting Lisbon and Ahmed Musa came in from Russia and CSKA Moscow, and in the January window Wilfred Ndidi moved in from Belgium and Ghenk.
In the past the signing of Ricardo Pereira might be the most posh and surprising of the lot as he joined from FC Porto a club that often attracts the big and not really selling internationals to clubs in the region of Leicester City.
Youri Tielemans had a bit of dip in his career when joining from Monaco and despite a heavy fee not really impressive with Monaco. The fact that Tielemans had a great loan spell with the club might have been a key reason for joining Leicester City.
We have seen Kelechi Iheanacho joining from Manchester City, but again a player that hardly was in the first team frame at The Etihad. If you look at those players sold for big fees, they joined from the backyard or has been part of the academy at the club.
Leicester City managed to lure Esteban Cambiasso and Gokhan Inler from Inter and Napoli, but both players were at a stage in their career that might give Leicester City a try but as we did see both players left after just one season at the club.
Looking at the current rumours appearing you have almost 100 players in the mix, and maybe we will see one to three new players arrive, but to predict who is at this moment a very difficult guess.
The left back position is a big topic in the media, but might not be at the club, we just have to wait and see what Brendan Rodgers will do, and the names Kieran Tierney and Jamal Lewis are both in there, so we just have to wait and see.
The possible inclusion of Sidnei Tavares and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall in the first team squad this season, could see Brendan Rodgers not doing any business in the midfield area and even let Dennis Praet leave as he looks more suited for a life in Serie A than in Premier League and the fact that he has been a bit on the fringe is not what Praet might have as an idea of a life in football.
Up front it’s likely that a player that can combine a wide role and also being a solid forward option is on the way in, with a great number of players in the mix, but also the fact that players such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Demarai Gray and Islam Slimani still are on the books could see it difficult to include even more players without anyone going out.