Leicester should drop interest in Champions League scoring striker

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Leicester City are reportedly interested in a striker who made his name in the Champions League. Though he is an unnecessary potential addition.

Can you remember a time when Leicester City weren’t searching for a new centre-forward? Me neither, even in the Vardy glory years; although it’s always an understudy or his eventual prospective replacement who comes in. Nevertheless a striker is wanted on Filbert Way, again.

This time there have been a few names mentioned – chiefly fairly unknown quantities from the Europa League or Champions League. Forwards at reduction prices: frugal but often ingeniously prosperous.

Don’t get me wrong, the King Power owners are not miserly at all! Though operating on a smaller budget in comparison with other ‘big six/five’ sides. We’re claiming Leicester as one of those elite six Premier League teams now; eliminate whoever you like. It looks like Arsenal from the division table. Although Tottenham Hotspur blew it this season with Jose Mourinho; whereas Mikel Arteta seems to have more of a plan and staying power.

Leicester City target Champions League striker

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis has been linked with Leicester City since around late 2017, to be fair it’s all proven to be gossip. Though this doesn’t mean that the Foxes aren’t tracking or scouting the promising young player.

Arsenal, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Everton are also apparently keen on the 22 year-old Nigeria international. The rumours of him coming to Leicestershire have returned, thanks to Belgian media. We at Foxes of Leicester are not convinced a transfer is the correct move for City.

Obviously there are Nigerian stars like Wilfred Ndidi already at Leicester, meaning Dennis could easily acclimatise well here. Nevertheless, the main reason an estimated £22 million punt on the striker isn’t favourable is ironically because of compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho.

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Iheanacho has shown under Brendan Rodgers that he still has a career with the Foxes; while the Club Brugge man is not an improvement on the former, in our opinion. Despite a brace at Real Madrid in the Champions League in October 2019: Dennis finished the second well but stumbled with both goals dramatically. Which doesn’t bode well for a daunting premiership move. Vardy is also still going strong.