According to Fabrizio Romano, Leicester are closing in on a permanent deal for Victor Kristiansen. This looks as a desperate act and not really a well balanced decision. A difficult situation regarding the left back position will probably push a move through.
This would have been easy to understand, if the price had been closer to the real value of the player, set to €4million. Prices has inflated and to pay a fee of €20million looks insane.
Leicester have a number of options to cover the left back and recently Luke Thomas has been favoured by Brendan Rodgers to play in this position. Thomas has struggled defensively, but a number of good passes and offensive qualities shows that the England U.21 international with 10 caps is a player not to give up, and a player higher valued than Victor Kristiansen.
Luke Thomas is at present worth €10million, so in this picture, Leicester should not let him leave for less than €25million. No one on this planet will pay a fee of that size for him at present, but compared to Victor Kristiansen he is much higher valued.
In an ideal World you can of course ignore facts and stats and take a gamble, but in this case Leicester should have stopped any interest and seen that paying this type of amount will risk the clubs future with little or no chance to get the money back for a player with little or nothing to prove at a level that often can get problematic.
If the club decides to use this type of transfer policy and make desperate transfer deals, the future looks grim and problemetic, we certainly hope this move is stopped before it’s started.
But again if the transfer goes through we will be hoping for miracles and that we will see Victor Kristiansen in the line-up week in and week out, as this transfer fee must be regarded as heavy inflated.
The smell of this transfer is no good, and it shows a grim picture of the clubs problems at the moment. We have seen Brendan Rodgers making desperate moves in the transfer market in the past and one of his worst was Lazar Markovic, a player joining Liverpool for £20million in 2014 from Benfica. He was also 20 years of age, and after a promising period in Portugal believed to take the next step, but he left after 19 league games and today playing for Gazientep in Turkey.
Leicester risk their future if they continue to miss their targets and make gambles with this type of investment policy, scary, scary.
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