Although he didn’t name names, Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Leicester City want to sign a centre-back during the current transfer window.
In his pre-match press conference before Leicester City’s FA Cup game versus Brentford, manager Brendan Rodgers spoke briefly about targeting a centre-half. Footage was shown of the presser on Sky Sports News on Friday.
While the Northern Irishman obviously didn’t identify any players specifically, he did say that they will only comment on them when they get through the door. All clubs and the gaffers are like that.
Supposed Leicester City target
However, the strong implication from the boss gives a real chance of a new face at King Power Stadium. One defender linked with the East Midlanders is Southampton’s towering Jannik Vestergaard, Sky Sports and other outlets suggest.
A few fans of both teams found this highly amusing: with some Foxes feeling downright indignation at the possible switch, for some unknown reason. While there were a section of Saints supporters willing the move to happen. That isn’t a good sign, though.
£15 million is the supposed fee – personally, this writer believes that may end up being a decent deal. If the defensive man’s culture on the ball can be refined a little by Rodgers’ staff – especially Kolo Toure. With Vestergaard’s heavy challengingly, great reading of attack as well as his enormous height, he could become a master at the back. Though that may be wishful thinking.
Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu have formed a tremendous, and imposing partnership as centre-backs for City. It is unlikely someone of the apparent target’s standing would take either of their places. However, Rodgers is touting a loan for Filip Benkovic so cover would be needed, with Wes Morgan now age-35.