Everything to know about Leicester’s January 2023 transfer plans

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /
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Leicester City’s King Power Stadium (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Everything Foxes supporters must know about Leicester City’s January transfer plans, including funds and possible targeted positions.

Does LCFC need more senior players in the squad? Yes, yes they do. In fact, every club always requires fresh talent for the first team. From Manchester City all the way down to the lower leagues, every side is in a constant state of flux.

Meanwhile a dichotomy forms as stability is also an adamantly desired regularity. In other words, a harmonious balance between the old and the new is not easy to attain. It’s a wonderful thing when a manager or head coach who can regularly improve a side with a revolving door of personnel.

Brendan Rodgers definitely achieved that elusive feat for a couple of years of his Leicester reign. Although 2022/23 started horrendously for the the east Midlanders, the Northern Irishman more than steadied the ship as the World Cup break approached.

Nevertheless, some of the Blue Army were very displeased with initial proceedings – a majority called for the boss’s sacking. This displeasure has subsided somewhat. Yet shrewd Foxes supporters will maintain the belief that their beloved King Power club underspent over the summer. One signing, albeit a great one in Wout Faes, is underwhelming and possibly imprudent – regardless of justification. Therefore the starting XI and its understudies are in need of requisite reinforcement.

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What the Leicester City starting XI requires

So, which starters and backup players are actually needed? Basically, if LCFC see themselves as a top half Premier League team – which they do – then quite a few prominent signings are necessary. If the Foxes want to challenge the big six once again, retaining stars such as James Maddison is fundamental, as well.

Essentially the jury’s out on Danny Ward so to speak – a top tier goalkeeper could be needed. With Jonny Evans ageing and Daniel Amartey kind of auxiliary, a proven centreback could be on the wishlist. Ricardo Pereira’s imminent return sures up the fullback department somewhat, though James Justin’s absence could force LCFC into securing a new leftback. Rodgers recently confirmed as much.

Youri Tielemans’ career ambiguity leads me to suspect centrally creative midfielders might be monitored at present. Leicester always need a right winger, so don’t get me started on that region of the pitch. Importantly LCFC Live reporter Jordan Blackwell doesn’t rule out a move for exciting winger Tete, of Lyon.

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Unfortunately for members of the faithful wishing for new faces, my conclusion is that Leicester rarely ever spend during the January window, so the likelihood is another quiet market. However, Blackwell believes Rodgers might have been promised funds this January. You can read more on that assertion, here. It is currently unknown what funds are truly available, if any at all. The culmination of the existing campaign is undoubtedly a more probable time for incoming movements on Filbert Way.