Leicester and the January transfer window verdict, not enough done to look forward with great optimism

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Football fans loves new faces, and Leicester’s are just similar. Some believe transfers is the grand solution to every problem and being starved on players coming in and changes done, most overlook the big picture in the moves happening.

First of all it could have been much worse and to get three signings over the line should be honoured, but none of the three are what you would call certain to make a big or major impact.

We are of course hoping all three new signings will make a great impression and become fantastic additions to the team and squad, but to throw some cold water into it, we all know that coming in January will be difficult as you are thrown straight in and might find it difficult, as the team at present, have not been at the level of believed standard.

Tetê comes in with a short stay in mind. He could be gone next season with Shakhtar Donetsk and the player himself having a say. He could be tempted to other options and go somewhere else. Hopefully he can help the team progress and take the full step and contribute massivly, but still difficult to predict the outcome.

Harry Souttar did eventually get his move settled after a month of talk regarding him joining Leicester. Souttar impressed in World Cup action for Australia and showed during the tournament that he can cope with the best, and hopefully he will be that addition that we all would like him to be, but no Premier League experience from before makes him another uncertain card.

The third player that has joined is Victor Kristiansen, also young and unproven at this level, and said to be “far from ready” by Brendan Rodgers. Ayoze Perez and Marc Albrighton are both out, and despite being at a medical at Leicester, Jack Harrison returned to Leeds later on deadline day.

Jack Harrison would have been an interesting and long term signing, and at present with both Perez and Albrighton out, Leicester do have only Barnes and Tetê to cover the flanks with Maddison and Praet also being alternatives, but far from ideal.

It still looks messy and not an ideal squad that is well balanced and in depth good enough to progress from were Leicester are at the moment, judging this again as a stumbling window, with no guarantee of a better outcome.

To see Jannik Vestergaard and Caglar Soyuncu still around is a massive blow, considering the way Brendan Rodgers have used the two in the first part of the season, not really been involved at all. With Soutter and Evans alongside Amartey and Faes, both players looks likely to be given a gardening leave for the rest of the season.

Leicester are stumbling on and uncertainty regarding next season will be huge, with so many players out of contract and new signings done that will interrupt the hiararchy and we could see a lot of strange happenigs over the summer.

With the latest news about depths to King Power being turned to equity, will see the club in a more healthier situation, but it will not bring in more cash and will certainly again be a reason for more sales of players in the summer to be able to run this club going forward without loaning more money and build heavy depths again, and in that way losing their line regarding FFP.


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