Leicester City’s ploy to protect and keep a young, talented Under-23 player a Fox has failed. Dennis Gyamfi will leave the club this summer.
Losing top prospects because of their desire for playing time is a conundrum for all clubs, big or small. In fact, the more significant, larger sides can actually incur this issue more frequently and to further detriment. This may soon happen to Leicester City, well, actually it’s almost imperative with one starlet.
Let’s use Alan Shearer as an example: a diminutive youth player on a trial at his native Newcastle United – not a big six entity, naturally, but a large club – he was used as a goalkeeper and released as not a particularly good prospect. Then he makes his name as the best striker in the country, at least; subsequently the Magpies buy back their fated forward for a record fee.
Leicester City are losing top prospect
Dennis Gyamfi could become a Premier League first team player for a quality team. Not many people who have coached or seen him play would disagree with that statement. The fact that Manchester United, Arsenal and Rangers are sniffing around for him, partly due to his contract ending, speaks volumes.
Now Leicester Mercury has said the Under-23s star is leaving. Gyamfi will allegedly reject a new deal and seek senior football elsewhere. Brendan Rodgers had promoted the youngster to the first squad for training, but alas it didn’t seem to work.
Leicester City are on Merseyside this evening – Wednesday – as they meet Everton back in the English top-flight. While the Foxes have lost one match in the FA Cup versus a decent Chelsea side as well as drawing two league matches against mediocre opposition, the Toffees have shown their metal in a stalemate with champions Liverpool and beaten Norwich City.