Leicester is likely to cool interest in a new recruit to replace Kasper Schmeichel. Daniel Iversen and Danny Ward are said to be the two to battle for the position and as you all know both are internationals and will go to the World Cup in Qatar.
To see all the links with this and that all over the planet when you have two proven internationals in your squad and also Chituru Odunzu who is also challenging for a place in the USA squad, you are actually not in trouble.
Daniel Iversen has been the proven alternative in pre-season with Kasper Schmeichel joining late and Danny Ward being on the sidelines, so we just have to wait and see who will be in goal for the opener vs. Brentford.
Fans do rate Daniel Iversen and would see the Dane as the alternative to play on Sunday, with Danny Ward being touted by manager Brendan Rodgers as his first choice. Ward has been a steady first alternative goalkeeper for Wales during their World Cup qualifying campaign and Iversen being the first choice at Preston for two seasons.
Fans are impatient and would like to see a big money signing arrive but as we have learned in the past, passing on the glows to the next man in line has over the years worked wonders at times.
Kasper Schmeichel is rated among the top 10 goalkeepers in the World. Far back but still to remember, Gordon Banks left when he was seen as the best of them all, but still Leicester manager at the time, Matt Gillies, decided to sell. Peter Shilton was chosen as the new man in goal. A teenager at the time.
Shilton eventually took over also in the England goal and when he moved to Stoke for a new club record fee of £325.000, Mark Wallington came from the bench and competed with Carl Jayes at one stage before being the first choice long term. Wallington went on to play 412 league games for the club.
Gillies and Bloomfield, two of the most legendary managers in Leicester history, never went out to buy a new goalkeeper when their greats left as they relied on what they had in their own ranks. This is of course a fantastic way to move a club forward instead of buying new players when you have talented goalkeepers in your own yard.
We have seen the development of other home-grown playrs in Ben Chilwell, Harvey Barnes and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall as they have progressed from one level to another and finally taking the steps into the first team and showed factors behind good academy work.
Leicester have a grand tradition of developing special talent and hopefully they will continue and not splash the cash for an easy fix and sign fringe players for inflated fees.
Daniel Iversen, Chituru Odunze and Danny Ward are all progressing and hopefully given a chance this will of course do the academy players good as they can see that being patient could be rewarded.
Leicester also have Brad Young, Arlo Doherty and Jakub Stolarczyk registered with the latter being used in pre-season and shown pleasing performances. Stolarczyk as Iversen was recently loaned out and got good reports from his stay at Dunfirmline Athletic.
Exciting to see how this will progress.
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