Leicester linked with Serie A midfielder – why he’s not needed

Amadou Diawara Roma (Photo by Chris Bauer/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)
Amadou Diawara Roma (Photo by Chris Bauer/SEPA.Media /Getty Images) /
Amadou Diawara, Roma (Photo by Chris Bauer/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)
Amadou Diawara, Roma (Photo by Chris Bauer/SEPA.Media /Getty Images) /

Leicester City have recently been linked with a Serie A midfielder. Here is why the Foxes don’t need Roma’s Amadou Diawara.

Leicester City didn’t quite manage to go back to winning ways on Thursday night in the Europa League. Although they did qualify for the subsequent round of knockout fixtures, following a 3-3 thriller with Portuguese outfit SC Braga. Three times Braga went ahead, and they were cancelled out on three occasions by the slightly underperforming Foxes.

However, to say Brendan Rodgers is having to make do and rotate a bit would be an understatement. Leicester are missing many vital components of the team, such as: Wilfred Ndidi, Caglar Soyuncu, Timothy Castagne and Ricardo Pereira. Therefore UEL progress with a couple of Group G contests remaining is a fantastic achievement.

Leicester City target Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara

Reports in Italy suggest two Premier League sides are after Roma’s defensive-minded midfield man, Amadou Diawara. West Ham are the team alongside the east Midlands club who are apparently monitoring the out-of-favour 23-year-old.

According to HITC, the Italians would be tempted by offers in the £20 million plus range. A more than fair estimate for an absolutely first-class interceptor and passer such as Diawara.

But, with Leicester’s abundance of quality in that role – first-choice Wilfred Ndidi, Academy graduate Hamza Choudhury, along with the brilliant Papy Mendy – it is unlikely that the Foxes would bid this January or in the summer.

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Premier League outfit Fulham are the next visitors to King Power Stadium, on Monday. Leicester are expected to win convincingly; yet Scott Parker’s side are entering must-get-points territory, even at this relatively early stage. Rodgers should really consider fielding his best eleven – whatever that actually is. The Foxes are fourth in the division at present; while the Cottagers are currently in 18th place with only one victory to their name.