Youri Tielemans has returned to Leicester and is back in full training. He played 45 minutes vs. Leuven and looked good in the new kit as no one had seen him wearing that one before.
Brendan Rodgers made a good impression giving his honest opinion on the situation that has seen little or no action regarding transfers this summer.
Leicester do have players on wages and contract lengths that will be far from possible for most suitors to reach and as we have seen with Dennis Praet, few does have money to buy. Leicester also have problems signing new players as a 25 men squad is the limit and at present you have too many players at the club.
We all know that this type of problems not being able to build a squad in the right setting and at the same time have players not really eager to continue as they are not on the first page when Brendan Rodgers picks his team is far from ideal.
A number of loans must be regarded as a strategy but we also believe that the move of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona could see some effects on other moves that also could be of benefit to Leicester as this could result in various transfers being done.
We all know that Barcelona and Real Madrid are the two clubs in the World that makes the changes happen and as they do certain moves in the market it could kick start other happenings.
Recent talk from The Athletic suggests that Leicester should look at a possible move for Timothy Castagne to happen as cover in his position are grand and with that in mind hopefully get a good fee, but we do believe that this scenario is thin soup as no one will go above £25million for his services and Leicester do not see him as a selling object.
James Maddison is again back in the rumour mill with Spurs again seen as a possible destination, but to be honest TCF would rather see a long list of players being loaned out or sold for a minor fee rather than losing James Maddison.
The key for Leicester is to get their first team squad down to 18 members, and trust the youth policy more as the U.23 squad could be a key for future plans. We all know that without European football you do not need 30 first team professionals at a football club.
Brendan Rodgers do have a different approach than Klopp and Guardiola as they tend to build their team around 18 to 20 men and rotate them in a way that makes them sharp for every event. We do see from time to time that they are down in numbers and young players are thrown in for a game or two.
To see Leicester doing the opposite and bring in players such as Jannik Vestergaard and Ryan Bertrand last summer is a deadly strategy and strange to see Brendan Rodgers making those mistakes and errors as squad logistics are messed up and overlooked.
Leicester as a club cannot afford to have so many first team alternatives and it could set the club in danger of losing their best players as desperate sales needs to be done to fund day to day business. To see new fantastic training facilities build and at the same time risk the clubs future on the field is far from perfect.
To sell your best assets to fund even more construction work makes it all a silly scenario. We all know from the past how far a board can go in taking risks as we previously experienced twenty years ago when a new stadium project and a relegation made Gary Lineker and Emile Heskey club owners to save the club from demolition.
We did see a group of local businessmen taking action and trying to solve issues that did see players such as Nicky Summerbee and Billy McKinley play without getting paid, and despite all those problems Micky Adams managed to secure a promotion with a united group of players that had the presence we do would like to see at this point.
N’Golo Kantè left Leicester after only one season, due to a silly clause in his contract that let agents drive through a move to Chelsea. The sale of Kantè ruined everything for Claudio Ranieri as his project never evolved from this point.
At the moment it looks very difficult to run a first team squad with numbers above 30 and Brendan Rodgers needs to get players out fast to even be able to get some sort of order among his men. Hopefully Robert Lewandowski can be the rocket to start some sort of transfer rotation and in that hopefully Leicester will start their summer transfer business and get the squad tally down to reasonable numbers.
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