A highly regarded Leicester City defender wants to establish himself despite being the subject of transfer interest. Will Timothy Castagne stay with the Foxes?
At the moment it would be very unlikely or actually surprising to hear that Castagne was a probable departure from Leicester in January. The current climate in the Premier League was heating up even before Newcastle United’s almost magical takeover; a move that has been criticised by some for Financial Fair Play concerns, along with Saudi Arabia’s human rights record. But that is definitely an situation to discuss another day.
What this means is the Foxes will arguably be more determined than in prior windows to retain their stars and important peripheral players. And Castagne comes somewhere in between those two descriptions; yet the Belgium international is ascending closer to fan favourite than others presently.
Castagne began with a bang when joining, managing a great headed goal on his English top-flight debut versus West Bromwich Albion. Since then, one could argue realistically that the former Atalanta man could be providing more attacking threat via finishes as well as assists.
However, Castagne does make some key passes in almost every game; he is a constant threat and problem for opposition left-backs to deal with. Though he will probably not be deployed as a left-sided defender or wingback anymore as LCFC manager Brendan Rodgers admitted he does not admire the Fox in that position particularly. In emergency Castagne would be in that role though, I’m sure.
The major rivalry for the spot desired by Castagne has always been the formerly exceptional Portuguese Ricardo Pereira. Ricardo was heading toward previous form, though some poor defending saw his place lost to the former.
Will Timothy Castagne leave Leicester City?
Rumours are abound suggesting the Belgian is wanted by giant clubs such as Inter Milan. Now, worryingly for the Blue Army, arguably an even larger Italian outfit in Juventus have also joined the quest for the 25-year-old’s signature. Although, the player is said to be determined to ‘prove himself‘ at LCFC; click the link to read about that.