Anyone who witnessed the second half capitulation of Leicester City’s 2019/20 campaign, knows the Foxes need to strengthen. What’s the latest?
I’m sure you know if you’re a keen Leicester City supporter, but Brendan Rodgers has stated that the Foxes need to and will improve or reinforce their squad during the 2020 summer transfer window. Following defeat by Manchester United at home, that sentiment was highlighted and glaring.
A mass hobbling of six senior Leicester squad members – including stars James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira – left the East Midlanders suffering bad performances, embarrassing results, hard work lost and entry into the Europa League as opposed to the Champions League.
However, that final point was actually a blessing to the contemporary roster: EL suits the personnel far more than CL, presently. Although the revenue and funds generated by the latter tournament could have ascended Leicester quicker into the area they eventually want to be. Along with having more of a draw for potential signings. It wasn’t to be, but it should have been!
Leicester City budget and top targets revealed
Rodgers recently divulged the information that Leicester City would not spend more than £60 million on any single player. That was to be expected, to be honest. Yet a reported transfer budget of only £20m feels unacceptable for a club with lofty ambitions. Especially after the extortionate sales we’ve accumulated, such as Harry Maguire’s inflated fee.
If Leicester want to secure both or even either of their apparent top targets – Brentford’s Said Benrahma and Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic – the King Power ownership will have to increase the spending cap.