The gossip columns are full of Leicester City stories this Sunday. Demarai Gray latest is that he will now be likely to join Crystal Palace. A move will surely happen by the end of January, and TCF believe that a move to a Premier League club is the most likely.
The talk about Martin Ødegaard joining is no longer seen as a possibility as the Norwegian looks likely to be staying with Real Madrid. With no security of first team starting action either at Leicester or Arsenal there will be no move out as Real Madrid wants to see the player in regular first eleven picks. To join Real Sociedad is totally out of the picture, as they compete for CL football and a domestic transfer will not happen, but it will be no surprise if Ødegaard ends up in Italy or Germany for the rest of the season. Ajax might also be an option as they are also keen on the former Vitesse and Heerenveen loan signing.Embed from Getty Images
Christian Eriksen could be an option and would be an exciting addition and a quality player who have a link at Leicester City with fellow countryman Kasper Schmeichel. This could be a key in convincing Inter Milan to say yes to a package that would be in line with current wages not disturbing the hierarchy at the club, and also close it all as a single loan for the rest of the season. Manchester United is also said to be out looking, but it’s not at all a certainty that the Dane will be certain of regular first team action, something that would be more possible at King Power, with Maddison in a bit of a risky situation, as he is often picking up minor injuries almost constantly.
Brendan Rodgers is linked with a return to his former club Chelsea, but his name will be attached to almost every vacant job at a top club as his work at Leicester is looked up on with great admiration, and his coaching abilities and knowledge is better than most. We certainly hope that Brendan will stay put and not step down during such a great season, and hopefully those rumours will fly away.Embed from Getty Images
Danny Ings is linked with a move to King Power, and wouldn’t such a possible signing be powerfull, but again very strange as the player is very different from Jamie Vardy, not really a flank player and with the system Leicester City play at the moment just an option to fill a possible gap after Jamie Vardy and that would not trigger Ings, as he would be seeking regular first team action week in and week out. Everton is also said to be very keen on Ings.
Hamza Couhdury looks almost certain to stay put as clubs that were linked are looking elsewhere and to join a struggling team and fear the risk of playing in the Championship next season would probably stop Hamza from moving. Southampton was of course an interesting option but to get regular first team action at St. Mary’s might be as difficult as getting it at King Power, with Saints having a great set up midfield alternatives.
The talk of Brendan Rodgers leaving looks almost impossible, but if that becomes reality as short list of names will likely appear and surely include the names of Raphael Benitez, Eddie Howe and Ralph Hasenhuttl. Thomas Tuchel and one of the most interesting names in English football, Swansea manager, Steve Cooper, would be no surprises if included.Embed from Getty Images
Brendan Rodgers would be a shrewd mover if he had considered Juan Mata as a possible short term addition. The former World Cup winner could be available as his future at Manchester United is on a termination level. He could be available on a free and would have been an excellent cover for the midfielders currently seen as first choice starters. Jesse Lingard is also a name that appear here and there and Leicester might also have that as an option, with the England international not given enough consideration and time at his current place, being a perfect addition in the Leicester setup.
Former fox Ahmed Musa is said to on his way back to English football as Big Sam is chasing a number of players to keep his survival mission alive at The Hawthorns.