A nightmarish transfer window for Leicester City
The worrying part for those who follow the East Midlanders is not simply the absence of any completed transfers, but more the complete dereliction of ambition that has suddenly come over the club. Aston Villa, by contrast, have shown a clear recruitment strategy, bringing in Boubacar Kamara and Diego Carlos soon after last season’s end, and tying down Philippe Coutinho relatively early in the window.
With Leicester, it seemed too much of an ask to have their new Head of Recruitment in place during one of the most important transfer windows in the club’s recent history. There might be financial constraints, and the issue of needing to sell before buying, but so far, it’s only Eldin Jakupovic who has departed, and that was due to his contract expiring.
Of course there’s the argument, and it’s one that makes sense, that Leicester City are in a stronger position today than they were four days ahead of the previous campaign. With an almost full bill of health at KPS, despite Ricardo Pereira’s injury sustained against Sevilla. But this is the Premier League – somewhere that teams cannot stand still because the competitors who do invest and recruit will easily bypass them.