With Ryan Bennett proving himself a solid understudy or part of a three-man defence, Leicester City don’t need to sign Jannik Vestergaard.
Ryan Bennett stepped in for Leicester City in Saturday’s victory over Crystal Palace, as Ben Chilwell’s injury forced a switch at half-time. Bennett’s presence was noticeable during the game; he helped to silence Wilfried Zaha along with the powerful Christian Benteke.
The loanee Fox from Wolverhampton Wanderers was also statistically impressively: two successful interceptions, two tackles, one unsuccessful touch and one aerial contest won. Basically he dominated in his right-centre-back role in a three-man set-up.
Why Leicester City don’t need to sign Jannik Vestergaard
According to Goal, Leicester have “returned” for Southampton‘s Jannik Vestergaard. A ridiculously high seeming fee of £26 million is touted. Now, for obvious reasons – including not particularly rating the Danish centre-half – Foxes of Leicester are not keen on this deal being realised.
Especially for a debut performance, Bennett was superb versus the Eagles. FoL can only envisage him becoming more composed, confident and astute as well as offering a required pugnaciousness. Naturally he’d potential be required as a rotational asset for Europe next campaign.
Therefore the £5m pricetag on Wolves’ man is a much preferable option than trying to sign Vestergaard. That’s the amount mentioned by Birmingham Mail as they reported Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers‘ satisfaction with the former’s display.
Arsenal away on Tuesday is Leicester City’s next Premier League clash. There are quite a few reason why it will be a tough game for the Foxes. However, two highly rated Gunners players, Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi, won’t be playing. Which boosts the East Midlanders’ chances.