First Leicester January signing imminent says report; loan confirmed

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Now that the transfer window is open for business once more, you can expect a lot of rumours connecting Leicester City with exits and signings.

There is some confirmed Leicester City transfer news first of all, well almost, as Matty James’ Barnsley loan has ended. Subsequently The Athletic’s Rob Tanner confirmed that the midfielder will switch to Midlands rivals Coventry City on a temporary basis. Good luck to the Fox with the Sky Blues – but not too much fortune!

Are Leicester City on the verge of making a signing?

The first January signing for Leicester City is imminent, according to a report from allnigeriasoccer.com. And it’ll be another Kelechi apparently. Funnily enough, the player Brendan Rodgers’ team are connected to signing is a Nigerian named Kelechi Chibueze.

Chibueze is a goalkeeper who has been playing on trial for Leicester’s Under-18s in November. Apparently impressing so thoroughly to now be given a professional contract. Other outlets are now carrying the story, too.

Although only 17 years old, the stopper was previously at Chelsea, affording some pedigree to his me in the footballing world. Chibueze has featured for England Under-16s, due to his duel citizenship.

FA Cup action

We move onto FA Cup action now, with a brief Foxes of Leicester-style preview. Stoke City are the Foxes’ opponents in this Third Round clash; which is the time the Premier League ‘big boys’ traditionally enter proceedings. In recent times, Stoke have declined as a neutrally admired football team who punched above its weight – remind you of any other local outfits?!

 

However, due to the match being against Leicester, the Potters will likely field their strongest possible line-up and be fairly gung-ho. While the east Midlanders will rest and rotate, Rodgers knows the Blue Army fans desperately crave a first FA Cup trophy. FoL predicts Caglar Soyuncu and Turkish team-mate Cengiz Under to be in the starting line-up.