Leicester still plan to sign another striker in summer transfer window

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Brendan Rodgers the manager / head coach of Leicester City (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

In spite of handing Kelechi Iheanacho a new contract, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers still plans to sign another striker during the summer transfer window.

Will the new goalscorer be Odsonne Edouard, Danny Ings, or maybe even a relatively unknown new face, similarly to when Jamie Vardy arrived at King Power Stadium. Either way Rodgers seems to have all but confirmed that an attacker will be captured.

You can also bank on a fairly experienced attack-minded midfielder to join the Foxes in the off-season; the Northern Irishman confirmed that Leicester’s Recruitment department attempted this in January, but no viable choices reared their heads with prices high in the new year.

Rodgers said recently that Iheanacho was important to the team going forward; while Vardy still has his leading status presently, he will naturally be slowing down over the next couple of years.

This is what the gaffer told reporters about the search for a fresh striker:

“It’s not about being the main guy (to replace Vardy), we’ll always need another striker…

“Moving forward, with Kels [Iheanacho] there, he’s doing a very good job, but we may need another one so we can go with two strikers.”

Via Leicestershire Live

A ringing endorsement for Leicester City star

Former England man Peter Crouch has given his blessing for Foxes playmaker James Maddison to be among the players chosen by international manager Gareth Southgate for Euro21.

Crouch was appearing in Daily Mail’s Ask Crouchie column and said Maddison, despite having only just returned from another injury, is capable of putting in the performances that can make him ‘undroppable’, so to speak.

The ex-Liverpool forward claimed, accurately, that in years gone by – as the Three Lions are currently spoiled for choice with regard to forward-thinking options – ‘Madders’ would have been one of the first names on the teamsheet.

Furthermore, the retired footballer is a big fan of Maddison’s and suggested the No.10’s style and attitude matches the #Fearless moniker of LCFC. Nice one, ‘Crouchie’, I say!