Often you will have to let talent leave you as you cannot bring the wish of everyone to the surface and then to see them flourish above your level and use millions of £ on fringe players makes in real little or no sense.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has been a good coach for a number of youngsters at the club but could he have done better as we do take a look at the once that got away.
Calvin Bassey is a name that of course hit the headlines this week as his presence in the Rangers team making it all to the final of Europa League action is seen after moving from Leicester with zero money involved and easily released with a player like Jannik Vestergaard added to the squad for a fee we all know were a bit higher than zero. Bassey ended runners-up but his rise and performance is at a level that he is described being similar to Virgil Van Dijk and to not be able to spot such talent makes me wonder why?
Another player never really rated at Leicester was Josh Knight as he made his move to Peterborough this season. Josh Knight played 36 league games this term, but had to see The Posh relegated but we feel they will fight back next season. He was also experiencing the same last season being at Wycombe Wanderers on loan, but still good experience.
George Hirst spent this and last season out on loan at Rotherham and Portsmouth. He was before his loan moves given a full debut at the club. A young and very interesting player that BR said would get the pre-season to show his worth. Could potentially be a player that could come to use because he is tall and have a bit differences to his game up front than the other players at present.
Callum Wright is another who have seen his talent being flourishing at Cheltenham for two seasons but still uncertain about his future at Leicester, and it could be another talent moving out and will most certainly flourish elsewhere.
Then you have Daniel Iversen who also looks to be on his way out with Middlesbrough a possible move. Iversen is rated highly at home and part of the Denmark national team squad, we certainly would be thrilled to see him at least given a chance when talk is that Leicester could be willing to splash ouf £50million on a goalkeeper from Brighton.
Coalville born Elliott Moore left Leicester without getting a single game in Premier League action. Today seen as one of the best central defenders in League One playing for Oxford. The 1.96m tall defender did also play in Belgium with Leuven and performed steady and with many strong reports about his skills. Since 2019 he has been appearing in more than 100 first team games for The U’s. Nigel Pearson has an eye for talent and as a former pupil of the former Leicester and Leuven boss don’t be surprised if Elliott Moore makes his move up the ladder after finishing 8th this season.
To check up a large number of former foxes and their current spot use our “where are they now” update to find the list of them that got away.
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