3 Foxes left Leicester for Championship loans on deadline day

Matty James of Leicester City (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Three Foxes left Leicester City for Championship loans on Friday, which was the extended deadline day for the second English division.

As I’m sure you’re all aware, the Premier League transfer window ended some time ago. Yet the Championship version didn’t finish until Friday, October 16. This enabled English top-flight clubs such as Leicester City to buy from or sell to second division sides.

Three senior Foxes leave Leicester City

It is very honorable of Leicester – multiple separate Foxes managers, actually – to have remained behind Matty James. He’s the squad member who’s had the worst luck in recent times.

Awful injuries occurred at terrible intervals, just when rehabilitation was already admirably undertaken. James must have truly been close to giving up on numerous occasions. But gladly he’s fully fit now. There are just limited chances for him on Filbert Way, therefore the 29 year old has been loaned to Barnsley until January.

Additionally, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall – a midfield talent who arguably should’ve been kept on for a Europa League debut and FA Cup matches – has gone on loan to Luton Town. Centre-back Filip Benkovic has also gone, this time to Cardiff City. Honestly, with the amount of problems in defence, it feels inexplicable the Croatian has switched.

Why Mendy stayed

Another back-up asset who was many thought was destined be elsewhere, was Papy Mendy. That was a while ago. And technically the Frenchman’s contract did expire so he did depart for a short period; but was signed again as Rodgers seemed to make another glaring u-turn or reversal.

About his own decision to change his desire and remain at Leicester, Mendy essentially said it was “difficult” but ultimately normal for players to look at potential new clubs. Although, the UEL lure and more games convinced him to stay.

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And City will be delighted that the diminutive, defensive-minded man changed his mind, as he’s filled Wilfred Ndidi’s rather large shoes with apparent ease. A mammoth task – so congratulations to Mendy.