Will Leicester fight Serie A club Genoa for Norwegian forward as January transfer window heats up

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Leicester need to make moves in the transfer market during January. To look at players, not too obvious, might be a grand idea. In the past we have seen fantastic recruitment and bargain buys done with James Justin, Shinji Okazaki and N’Golo Kantè as players to mention.

The three joined Leicester for fees seen as bargains and did evolve fast as team results improved during their chase up and forward.

Leicester have in recent seasons bought more finished articles at a higher price. Jannik Vestergaard, Dennis Praet, Nampalys Mendy and Islam Slimani comes to mind. They are four of several players to be signed with little or no impact made and at present seen as transfer flops.

Being a close watcher of Norwegian and Swedish football TCF is a bit surprised to see Leicester more and more going for the obvious and paying too much money in a market were you compete with teams at a different shelf and in real should avoid.

One that has been overlooked and a bit in the shadows is Jorgen Strand Larsen. A young forward playing for FC Groningen and to date only one full cap for Norway. He did appear impressively in an emergency rescure team put together for a game vs. Austria with Norway missing their full squad with an Covid outbreak and had to name a new group for that Nations League fixture The team performed heroically and managed a 1-1 draw.

Jorgen Strand Larsen is a steady performer in Dutch Eresdivisie. The tall striker, 1.93m, is a type to watch. Seen him perform well for Sarpsborg and still only 21 years of age. He will soon be a top forward in one of the four major leagues in Europe, with teams there already showing interest.

Strand Larsen has lately been linked with a move to Genoa. They are, as FC Groningen, struggling and set for a Serie A relegation battle.

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A move for Jorgen Strand Larsen would be one very interesting as he has been compared and seen as the top Norwegian forward talent in his generation together with Erling Braut-Haaland.

Halden born Strand Larsen is cool about his next move. He describeds the interest from Italy as fun, but says to local newspaper HA that he is not stressing a move away from FC Groningen and will be considering his best options going forward.

A raw diamond of a player with a number of strengths that would be needed at Leicester. His tall athletic presence and goalscoring abilities must be described as special. His tally of goals for Norway U.21 is 9 in 12, and for FC Groningen he has scored 14 goals in 46.

The fee to pay for Strand Larsen will be in the region of €5million, so to look at that as a possible move would probably not be the worst business and could be money well spent.


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