Lyon lucky in chase for Leicester target with foxes far from the table as Tottenham and Celtic looks close to agree

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There are still a few months before the English transfer opens but with the current war in Ukraine, players in their postponed league have been allowed to sign for other cubs.

Shakhtar Donetsk winger Tete was earlier linked with Leicester but as we all know from today is that the player has signed a contract out the season with Lyon.

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Brendan Rodgers spotted at Celtic vs. Dundee United to scout on a ball playing center-back with accurate passing ability

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Brendan Rodgers has been spotted at the game between Celtic and Dundee United. He will of course use his break going to watch a football match with the intention to look at players that can be of interest as the season goes on and you are able to have a live look.

We all know what Leicester are out searching for. They are in the market for a central defender with a similar profile as Jonny Evans and also having pace and be at an age that would see the player as a long term alternative signing.

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Will Brendan Rodgers call Celtic and Real Madrid to bring in these two top stars of tomorrow

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Being a fellow Norwegian does not have anything to do with this, but as we are not just following Leicester City, Tcf has eyed these two young Norwegian prospects as ideal players for the club going forward.

One is Martin Odegaard the other one is Kristoffer Ajer. both 20 years of age and so mature in their playing with being first team players since the age of 15 and 16. They are far in front of other 20 year old players and also fully established as full internationals for Norway.

Odegaard became a sensation when he made his full debut for Norway at the age of 15, and most top clubs in Europe wanted him and as we all know his progression at Real Madrid stalled not being able to play in the first team and staggering his potential.

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But you cannot blame the young Norwegian for going after a big contract and really securing his life as a footballer by signing such a great deal. But with Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool in the chase together with the two German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund you would never know how established he would have been at this moment.

After a few years in the reserves at Real Madrid, Odegaard was loaned out to Heerenveen and this season to Vitesse Arnhem. He has done great in the Dutch league and rumours are that his next step now will be Ajax. He is scoring goals but his best asset is to make those great assists and set up other players with a fantastic passing foot.

Kristoffer Ajer has almost made the same route, and his contribution in the Norwegian national team has been phenomenal. He is a player with a great vision and turned into a great defender by Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. He has established himself in the Celtic team gradually, and also been loaned out earlier to Kilmarnock, getting experience at SPL level.

Ajer is very adaptable, he is a tall guy with great technique and previously a central midfielder when playing in Norway. He is still as we speak only 20 years of age and now looking better than ever with Celtic in Scotland.

Would be two players that easily would adapt to Brendan Rodgers style of play and Ajer, a former pupil of the new Leicester City manager, is probably one the minds of many managers in European football. But it would not surprise me if Rodgers are ready to move in for the Norwegian international.  A possible move for Martin Odegaard looks a bit more far away, but both players could fill positions and the gaps that has been questionable this season.

Norway are a country that can produce good players like we have seen with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Tore-Andre Flo, Rune Bratseth, John Arne-Riise and John Carew, and Ajer and Ødegaard are seen in this category, but sensationally at a much higher level than their countrymen at the same age.

Hopefully both will be playing a part when Norway takes on Spain at the Mestalla this Saturday. Ajer is, if fit, a certainty in the Norwegian defense, while Odegaard surprisingly has yet to figure from start under new manager Lars Lagerback.

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