Brendan Rodgers asked if Leicester City will sign anyone in January

Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers (Photo by FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers (Photo by FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /
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Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers (Photo by FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Brendan Rodgers recently revealed that Leicester City will not make signings “for the sake of it” this coming transfer window, but hasn’t ruled out any new additions to the Foxes’ squad.

Yesterday, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers downplayed talk of any big name signings arriving in the East Midlands this January, but didn’t rule out the possibility of new arrivals. Speaking to BBC Leicester Sport, the Northern Irishman commented:

"“It’s something that we’ve looked at. If there’s someone that we think can help and improve us we’ll do that but there will be nobody coming in for the sake of it.”"

Although many Foxes fans will be disheartened by this news, it falls in line with Leicester City’s history in the transfer market. Often, Leicester’s most understated signings prove to be the better ones- the likes of Jonny Evans and James Justin spring to mind for two recent examples. While I think it’s highly unlikely that nobody makes the switch to the King Power next month, whoever Leicester does acquire will likely be in the mould of these two transfers.

Do Leicester City need new signings?

Considering the Foxes’ high-flying league position in both the Premier and Europa League, the last thing Leicester City needs is a big money flop unsettling the dressing room and destroying the wage structure. Leicester’s strength has never lay in financial muscle, but more so the quality of their coaching and recruitment- the ability to spot a Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kanté or Riyad Mahrez and turn them into superstars.

While my words shouldn’t be misconstrued for complacency, I have enough faith in Leicester’s transfer department to bolster the squad without spending hundreds of millions. Though many lamented Iheanacho’s performance as a back-up striker last night, how long ago were most Foxes fans (myself included) grumbling at the lack of a creative winger in the side? A problem seemingly solved overnight by the arrival of Cengiz Ünder and Harvey Barnes’ sudden rise.

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Though we shouldn’t expect to see Khun Top throw cash around in January, hopefully the Foxes have learned their lesson from last season and will make one or two smart signings to help ease rotation pains, to this time ensure they finish in the top six.