We are still waiting for Leicester to do some business this summer with former foxes Jesse Lingard and Ben Mee moving on to new destinations as free agents this summer.
Both players joined Leicester on loan a long time ago in their opening years as professionals at Man Utd and Man City.
Ben Mee never entered the field as a first team league player at Man City. During his loan spell with Leicester in 2011 he played 15 times in the Championship action making his debut vs. Millwall in a 4-2 win on the 12th of March. He gained some valuable experience and at that same time being involved for England U.21 as he added 2 caps to his name after also being capped at U.19 and U.20 level.
He made the most of his move to Burnley, coming just a year later, first on loan and later signing a permanent deal and from then on becoming a pivotal player and also a captain at Turf Moor. Mee reached the massive tally of 351 league appearances for The Clarets. Mee turns 33 in September and will continue to play in Premier League as he has signed a deal with Brentford.
Jesse Lingard has finally left Manchester United after a decade or so at Old Trafford. His presence at Man Utd has been a bit difficut but also full of highlights as he took massive steps becoming a full England international and to date played 32 times and scored 6 goals for Three Lions.
Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson brought in a young Lingard to Leicester on loan in 2012 joining together with now Everton stalwart Michael Keane. Lingard made his debut vs. Bolton and from then playing a total of five league games before returning to Man Utd. Over the years and during his up’s and down’s in red and white Leicester have been in links with their former loan signing, but still and not this summer either seen a full move happening.
Surprisingly new promoted Forest managed to get Lingard’s signature as they are building an exciting project at City Ground after more than 23 years out of the top flight seeing their last relegation from Premier League in 98/99. Lingard had a successful loan spell at West Ham last season scoring 9 goals in 16 league appearance for The Hammers. David Moyes was eager to get his name on a full contract but as that never happened the now 29 year old has chosen to join Forest instead.
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