Leicester City are certainly devoid of left-footed defenders. A suitable player is available. But is Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko the right man?
It’s a true statement any wise and like-minded Fox would make: Leicester City need a specialist left-footer in defence. A versatile one who’s played many times for Manchester City sounds good – tell me more. In all seriousness, if the King Power club are actually after Oleksandr Zinchenko – this is my blessing for the possible signing.
That is the claim from football media outlet 90min, anyway. They also suggest the Citizens are willing to relinquish their Ukrainian asset, known there as ‘little Kevin’ for his resemblance to Man City team-mate and arguably the world’s best midfield orchestrator, Kevin De Bruyne.
Following Ben Chilwell’s predictable exit for the bright lights and huge paycheck of Chelsea at the end of the summer, there is a void at left-back that many thought would be filled.
James Justin has done a fantastic job overall in the positions he’s covered, including that one. While other right-footers Ricardo Pereira or Timothy Castagne may also be used in the role.
But Zinchenko can fill the modern attacking spot in defence perfectly. Whether he’d start on Filbert Way ahead of the previously mentioned trio is another matter.
Southampton are also said to be monitoring the Ukraine international, along with West Ham United.
Next Leicester City clash
At the time of writing, Leicester are in north London preparing for a match with Tottenham Hotspur at 2:15pm on Sunday. This task is certainly not an easy one for Brendan Rodgers’ team, with Spurs evolving wonderfully under Jose Mourinho. And especially after the Foxes lost at home to the equally improving Everton, thanks to Carlo Ancelotti‘s tutelage.
Nevertheless, the east Midlands side consistently surprise and battle, or capitulate, to unimagined results. Therefore, FoL predicts a closer game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium than many pundits and supporters expect. Although it is still likely that Harry Kane or Son Heung-Min will drive Mourinho’s men to victory.