Different and exciting for former foxes, the Euro’s and all of the season end action!

The football season is close to finished, but still there are games to be played and some did see som heavy action this week, just as the current group of Leicester City players ended their club season last weekend.

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Tom Hopper and Michael Appleton are both in action this Sunday to finally see if their Lincoln City will be lucky in their Wembley play-off final. The game v. Blackpool will decide who are to follow Peterborough United and Hull City up the ladder.

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Kevin Ellison still on fire at the age of 42 will get his Wembley trip on Monday playing for Newport County against his former club Morecambe. Scoring in the previous round v. Forest Green, coming on as a sub, and with no thoughts of retirement, he is ready to play on. What a fantastic possibility for the former fox. Ellison has one game in the top flight for Leicester City, coming on at Old Trafford twenty years ago. This was the only game Ellison played in the top flight and has since been a great servant at a number of low tier clubs and for the past nine years played 352 league games for Morecambe, scoring 81 goals, but made an emotional farewell last summer and joined Newport County, now he could get his ultimate revenge.

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Yesterday Riyad Mahrez, Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kantè all were in action in the Champions League final seeing the two Chelsea recruits as winners and good to see that both players were influential and on top. Riyad Mahrez came close just seconds from the end, but it went wide.

On Wednesday two former foxes were also representatives for their clubs in the Europa League final, but none of them played a part, but still had their time in the tournament at an earlier stage. Vicente Iborra and Harry Maguire did their best to help out from the sidelines, and as we could see in the end, Iborra became the ultimate winner, seeing Maguire doing the guard of honor.

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Looking a bit around and as this strange season came to an end, of course you have to look at what was going on at sister club, OH Leuven. Leicester City chairman Top is also the head of this club with Rudkin and Whelan also being among the directors, so the close connection is very interesting and the growth and development at OH Leuven should be looked at with special eyes.

This campaign that ended in a 11th place as their first season back in the top flight we will see who will be back at the club with former and current Leicester City players being part of the club this season. Filip Benkovic, Andy King, Khemal Sowah and Josh Eppiah were all in action at OH Leuven last season.

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Looking at the squads for the 2021 Euro’s you will find current foxes in the different set up’s but also a few of those “flown from the nest”. George Thomas has made the cut and part of the 28 men Welsh squad, at present time with Queens Park Rangers. Tom Lawrence currently with Derby County, is also among those players. Danny Ward is also part of the set up.

Ben Chilwell and Harry Maguire in the England squad, with James Maddison and Harvey Barnes missing out. Current foxes Tielemans, Castagne and Praet are all in the Belgian squad. Alexandar Dragovic is in the Austria squad, Andrej Kramaric part of the Croatian camp.

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Kasper Schmeichel will of course travel with Denmark and a certainty in a team that can go all the way. To date 60 caps and all of them as a Leicester City player and to date the clubs most capped player.

N’Golo Kantè will be travelling with France. Cengiz Under and Kaglar Soyuncu are both in the Turkey preliminary squad. Exciting days in front before the big kick off, and we will see how our current and former foxes will do over the next weeks, best of luck.

How Leicester City influenced the Europa League final, former foxes in both camps, Villareal & Man Utd

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Villareal defeated Man Utd in the final of the Europa League. A dramatic penalty shoot out finally settled the result as the Spaniards went out as winners. It dragged out with some of the greatest penalties ever seen in a final of such a clash. Finally the goalkeepers settled it all with David de Gea being the one missing his chance.

After 90 minutes it was a 1-1 draw with Edinson Cavani the goalscorer for Man Utd, Gerard Moreno put Villareal in the lead early on. In the terraces we did see two former foxes in seperate camps. Vicente Iborra and Harry Maguire played together at Leicester City, in Gdansk they were rivals, but both injured.

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Vicente Iborra missed most of the season with a difficult injury, but did play enough minutes to be entitled to a medal, and he got the gold, while Harry Maguire had to see his Man Utd losing out on that great and giant Europa League trophy.

So again Leicester City had players in a big final, we will see if the other Leicester City “has been” will enter the field in the Champions League final coming up on Saturday. Riyad Mahrez in the Man City camp, Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kantè in the opposite corner.

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To see Harry Maguire in a guard of honor for Vicente Iborra was a bit of an odds bomb, but it happened and TCF believe football is a moving game and we wish our former foxes best of luck and just remember their games in the blue jersey.

Looking at the top picture with the two finalists celebrating with Wes Morgan, ironically Morgan was the only player to attend a final among the trio, palying a few minutes in the FA Cup final v. Chelsea, and also lifting the FA Cup.

Congratulation to Vicente Iborra and his team mates for this magic result, which was the first European trophy ever to be won by Villareal.

England international set to undergo medical at Leicester City, contract agreed!

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Bertrand previously a Champions League winner with Chelsea, and among the best left back alternatives in the Premier League will be 32 in August, but as alternative solution and being part of a quality squad, he will be perfect in the sense of replacing Christian Fuchs.

Bertrand started his career at Chelsea, made his debut for The Blues in 2011, after being at the club since joining from Gillingham in 2005. He spent his first years at the club out on a great number of loan spells, being at Bournemouth, Norwich, Oldham, Reading, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and Southampton, agreeing to join permanent with The Saints in 2015.

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Despite his long relationship with Chelsea, he only played 28 league games for the club, since his move to Southampton he has made 213 league appearances while at St. Mary’s. He has been an important player down south and this season he played 28 league games and a total of 32 in all competitions.

With a packed programme and of course a lot of players out on international duty during the summer, you need a full squad of quality to be able to compete all season long and not go on periods with stupid defeats against minor opposition and not being able to keep up good form at home. This is of course in the head of Brendan Rodgers and hopefully this signing will give more depth and ability to keep up form.

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The move for Bertrand could see the interest in Robin Gosens falling as the German left back can move to another club, but we just have to wait and see what happens.

To add an experienced defender with 19 full caps to his name is of course a boost, and hopefully we will see a player full of confidence and able to jump in at any situation and still perform to a level of good quality.

Hopefully it will be a move that is followed by a number of other major moves into the club, certain outs, hopefully none of those certain in the first eleven. To get the latest updates on all those rumours, your are just a click away.

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