Three wingers Leicester should be looking to sign

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Leicester City have been linked with over 35 players since the Premier League concluded two weeks ago, but are still yet to secure any.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed after the Manchester United defeat he wanted to improve “the attacking area” of his Leicester City squad, a number of wingers have been targeted to compete with the likes of Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez.

With Marc Albrighton and Demarai Gray adding back-up, it looks certain that another wide player will arrive at King Power Stadium before the Premier League season kicks-off on 12 September.

The club has been linked with many wide-men recently, with Said Benrahma, Ismaila Sarr, Wilfred Zaha, David Brooks and Francisco Trincao all having their names associated with the Foxes.

However, this article will look at three wingers who the Foxes recruitment team should be looking at to fill the whole Riyad Mahrez left in 2018.

Ryan Fraser

Ryan Fraser is now a free agent after leaving AFC Bournemouth and is in high demand to secure a move to another Premier League club. With Callum Wilson and Joshua King likely to depart the Cherries, Fraser will be looking to make up for lost time after a move last summer failed to materialise.

After rejecting a short-term extension to his contract to assist in Bournemouth’s relegation fight, Fraser received criticism for his commitment to the club he made 183 league appearances for.

However, despite being poor in the 2019/20 season, Fraser’s numbers beforehand will be a testament to the Scotland-international. Following the failed attempt to leave the club last summer, Fraser’s first four months of the season were below his best.

Between August and December, he created 1.69 chances per 90 minutes and completed 1.13 take on’s per game. In the turn of the year, his chances created increased to 2.2, whilst his take-on’s went up to 1.31 (According to The Athletic).

In the 2018/19 campaign, Fraser scored seven and assisted 14 times in his best season for the club. He averages 31.45 passes per match and crossed the ball 271 times. In context, Marc Albrighton crossed the ball 272 times in the title-winning campaign.

Fraser is a cheap option for Rodgers and with Leeds United, West Brom and Fulham all joining the race to sign him, Leicester could attract the 26-year-old with European football.