It is likely that another Leicester City player will depart Filbert Way during the January transfer window. What’s next for academy graduate Hamza Choudhury?
Leicester City star Wilfred Ndidi is currently a more effective midfield operator than Chelsea counterpart and former Fox, N’golo Kante. There, I said it. Get your replies into us on our verified Twitter account if you disagree! I’ll be happy to discuss and debate that and anything else with you all.
Why I’m throwing this assessment at you like a rock, is that the Hamza Choudhury conundrum has reared its head once again. And this time, Papy Mendy has seemingly driven a nail into the proverbial coffin of the academy graduate’s Leicester career.
That’s because Mendy – or Mendinho, as I refer to our man in the middle due to his great quality – replicated the statistical supremacy and influence of the Nigerian superstar recently.
Ndidi is, and will continue to be, Brendan Rodgers‘ number one man in the centre of the park. Yet, it is very satisfying and encouraging to have the safety of the Frenchman as understudy to Ndidi. But where does this leave Choudhury?
Hamza Choudhury on the way out of Leicester City
Personally, I love Choudhury’s intensity; even his almost recklessly ferocious challenging is endearing to this writer. However, the finesse and other elements needed aren’t possibly as glossy as Ndidi’s or Mendy’s.
The former is definitely not in the manager’s plans, it appears. Additionally, Rodgers confirmed a potential exit for the 23-year-old:
When asked about Choudhury, Rodgers said his situation would be assessed in January, but it is difficult for him to get into the side currently
Stoke City are the next opponents for Leicester after the Foxes defeated Newcastle United fairly convincingly, well, until the final mismanaged 10 minutes of the game at St James’ Park. However, this weekend Rodgers‘ side will attempt to progress to the FA Cup Fourth Round by getting the better of Midlands rivals, the Potters.