We all know that not being a first team regular is the worst that can happen to a footballer. Of course the money is important, but all day long, to play and be part of the first team set up is the most important and waiting on the fringe can give you headaches.
We have seen in the past that going down the path of fringe and signing that type of a player could be both great and bargain buys. Muzzy Izzet and Danny Drinkwater are two grand examples of players that didn’t touch a ball in first team league action at Chelsea and Man Utd.
Both players turned out as golden signings and became full internationals for their countires, Izzet even picking up a World Cup bronze medal. They also had almost instant impact and with a bit of trust and stability worked wonders at Leicester.
Going further back this was often seen as clever acts by prevous managers and one grand example from the past was Jon Sammels, who had a long career at Arsenal but during the 70//1 dream season lost his place in the team and decided to move on and sign for Leicester.
Frank Sinclair was another grand example as he struggled to play on a regular basis for Chelsea and finally got tired of his situation, signed for Leicester and became a great addition.
There are many other examples too, but Brendan Rodgers might be looking at fringe players from Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea as they are of course known to the situation of being at a club moving for trophies and the demand of being a top four team.
There are a number of names that could emerge as Leicester targets from those major clubs with a certain Jesse Lingard being a top quality replacement for James Maddison and of course other players such as Divock Origi at Liverpool and Christian Pulisic at Chelsea.
We will not be surprised to see the name of Philippe Coutinho again linked as well as Gareth Bale.
There are plenty of fantastic footballers not getting regular first team action and some will probably jump at a chance to get that and sign for another club.
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