Transfer market: Leicester puts its executives on the transfer list


After a generally unsuccessful season, Leicester expects to experience a turbulent transfer window, even taking the risk of parting with certain executives to accelerate the transformation of its workforce.

The Europa League Conference was the only way for Leicester to salvage their season. But traveling to Italy, the English club lost in the semi-final second leg against Roma (1-0) and must say goodbye to its dreams of a continental trophy. Coming out of the two domestic cups and 11th in the Premier League when it comes to this 36th day of the championship, he will not qualify for a European cup next year. We can even say that this season was missed by the Foxes.

They had strong, legitimate ambitions, because they were coming out of a convincing 2020/2021 financial year. During the transfer window, they did not lose any major element and even strengthened with the arrival of Patson Daka from RB Salzburg (€30m), Boubakary Soumaré from LOSC (€20m) and the giant Jannik Vestergaard who played in Southampton (€16 million). Unfortunately, Brendan Rodgers couldn’t find the right formula. His men even finish a little freewheeling.

Tielemans on the way out

Change is expected this summer. Disappointed, the Northern Irish coach, who is under contract until 2025, is thinking of turning his workforce upside down. This already makes it possible to translate a first piece of information. He should stay at the club, his name being mentioned at Tottenham and Manchester United during the season. According to the DailyMailhe wants to bring in a new central defender, a midfielder with a box-to-box profile and above all an attacker, preferably one who is able to play on the right side and start immediately.

Buy, very good, but you will also have to make room. Rodgers believes that a page must be turned and is ready to part with certain holders like Youri Tielemans. Already announced in major clubs for the next transfer window, as we revealed, the Belgian is coming to the end of his contract in 2023. He will not be renewed and will benefit from an exit voucher. Even more surprisingly, the Foxes will also open the door to two other major players: James Maddison and Harvey Barnes.

Maddison and Barnes sales?

The first city has a big contract (about 460,000 euros monthly) until 2024, while the second is linked to Leicester until 2025. The English club does not necessarily want to part with its two attacking midfielders but sees in their potential sales, a means of renewing the workforce with a good financial margin. Finally, other less important players are invited to start such as central defender Caglar Soyuncu, midfielder Hamza Choudhury and striker Ayoze Perez.

These elements are also entering the last year of their contract and do not play a big role this season. They could relaunch elsewhere, which should not be the case for the three veterans: Jamie Vardy (35), Kasper Schmeichel (35) and Jonny Evans (34). All at the end of the contract in 2023, only Evans has expressed his desire to extend. For the other two, club legends and champions of England in 2016, it is a little more vague in the long term but they will still be at the King Power Stadium next season.

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