Leicester’s Marc Albrighton exposes toxic atmosphere, lying boss

Aston Villa, Marc Albrighton (IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)
Aston Villa, Marc Albrighton (IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images) /

Marc Albrighton is a Leicester City title-winner and legend. Though while at boyhood club Aston Villa, he was treated unnecessarily harshly.

Sadly, as a winger turning 31 in November, Marc Albrighton’s career as a heavily involved Premier League player is coming to an end. At least if he stays at Leicester City: as we’ve seen, his minutes have reduced over the last two seasons. With the East Midlanders aiming at becoming a stable top-four team, they are looking for internationals and some of the world’s best in every position.

However, Albrighton is still a very valuable member of the squad with much to offer on the pitch for the Foxes. If he chooses to transfer to a lesser premiership outfit meanwhile, like a recently promoted side, he could be a starter for years to come. Experience, talent and industry are staples of his repository.

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Albrighton never really wanted to leave Aston Villa. He came through the ranks at Villa Park and is from Tamworth, 14 miles away from Birmingham. A match made in footballing heaven for the talented youngster. Claret and Blue podcast helps us explain what happens next.

When Paul Lambert became the Villans gaffer, circumstances transitioned negatively for the current Fox. Albrighton talks of a “toxic dressing room” separated from its leaders and one another. Lambert didn’t change a losing side, giving his athlete no chance of playing. Consequently the manager sent him on a less favoured loan, without discussion.

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Upon return form a successful spell away, the one-time Wigan loanee was assured of an end of campaign contract, as his old deal expired. Albrighton was now picked more often, whilst feeling confident and satisfied with his role. Then, shockingly, as the term curtailed, the latter was given no extension, explanation, reassurance or assistance in finding a fresh club. That is unforgivable behavior; with the wingman describing himself as hurt at the time. Villa’s loss was indeed Leicester City’s gain.