Second Leicester star may leave for free if club doesn’t act fast

King Power Stadium, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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It has now been widely reported that a second Leicester City star with an expiring contract may leave for free if the King Power club doesn’t act fast.

Wrapping up a new deal for centre-back and defensive leader Jonny Evans would please Leicester City’s loyal Blue Army of supporters no end. Evans is a masterful defender most often, can help Wesley Fofana develop – and is still a justified starter for the Foxes under manager Brendan Rodgers.

However, with his contract expiring in the summer, negotiations seem to have stalled with no renewal announcement transpiring. Evans claimed to be content on Filbert Way; while his boss also indicated the Northern Irish international’s importance to the club beyond this campaign.

On Sunday, The Sun made a suggestion that

‘ former team, Manchester United, are plotting a move for the centre-half. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has minimal funds available and the Fox is seen as a viable option to sign for free by the Red Devils’ Recruitment department.

Another Leicester City man may go free

If you’re not already aware, the other Leicester ‘star’ – well, he really should be by now with his obvious talents which never materialised fully on the pitch – who may leave for free soon, is Demarai Gray. The winger is apparently wanted by another rival of the Foxes’ for top-four Premier League placing, Tottenham Hotspur.

Hot. Trio of star Foxes to return this week. light

Their legendary but equally lauded and maligned manager Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on Gray. Meanwhile, Rodgers recently explained that an offer is on the table for his current player. Though, as nothing is yet signed, it’s clear Gray is considering a switch or wants more financially. Selling the Birmingham-born man in January, if possible, is the best option for the east Midlands side.