Steve Walsh made unique trades under his time at Leicester and helped the club to recruit talent from places few at their shelf would look.
His work and strong nose to find talent at a bargain price is were Leicester again needs to return. Since Walsh left the signing of players have been to a much higher price and in competition with clubs of higher status.
Steve Walsh is a former boss of Martyn Glover at Everton, so the idea of doing business in other areas of football looks to be on. Glover also have a good track record at Southampton looking to sign players at other shelfs.
Under the management of Brendan Rodgers the only bargain made is the signing of James Justin. The rest of the trades are at a price not really in a region for fringe players.
Leicester must be much clever in their trading as clubs such as Fleetwood, Le Havre and Man Utd fringe must be seen as the ideal place to look as prices might not be that high and salary demands at a totally different level.
Leicester need to find the correct types to pick and doing smart business as you progress from one stage to another. Shinji Okazaki, Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth and N’Golo Kantè were fantastic additions and of course bringing in Danny Drinkwater, Riyad Mahrez and Wes Morgan for minor fees also did see ideal moves made.
Leicester did the same under Steve Walsh as they managed to land players able to give the team progress despite being a bit unknown and also unproven at Premier League level.
Leicester have been searching for more finished articles and not trusted their gut feeling of players able to progress and instead brought in players for heavy fees and not seen the risk of doing those signings as they have struggled to get into the team.
It was clever management as we do hope Leicester can get back to their way of spotting talent and be able to see them progress.
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