Leicester target EPL defender as legend hints at return

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
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Leicester City are apparently targeting Premier League defender Michael Keane. Meanwhile, Foxes legend Andy King has hinted at his possible return to King Power Stadium.

‘Kingy’ would be a welcome executive or backroom staff appointment at LCFC, in Foxes of Leicester’s view. Having left during the initial covid lockdowns, the former Wales National Team representative wasn’t given a formal goodbye or testimonial from the club he helped so much during his playing career.

King, still only 34-years-old, had a wonderful time with the Foxes over a 16 year period. During that era, the goalscoring midfielder incredibly managed to lift the League One, Championship and Premier League trophies. What a remarkable athlete, who is undoubtedly a Leicester City icon.

However, King hasn’t said his ‘final goodbye’. In his own words, the Bristol City player/coach said he’ll ‘be back soon‘. He has spoken with LCFC about a comeback, and hopes his capacity will be both coaching and managing. This news will excited and intrigue the City faithful.

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Leicester City target Premier League centreback Michael Keane of Everton

As with right-wingers, Leicester always seem to be on the look out for centrebacks, if media stories are trustworthy. To be fair, the door has been revolving on Filbert Way regarding centrehalves. Many of the King Power team’s signings in this department are quality – but there are were some real duds brought in, too.

I have a feeling that the latest defensive player linked to the east Midlands outfit could land somewhere between Jannik Vestergaard and Wout Faes, should a deal eventually transpire. Keane has his admirers, yet I haven’t been one of them through the years: while he is a tough guy and somewhat of a disturbing presence to attackers, the cultured elements are lacking.

Of course, Keane was a loanee Fox once upon a time, making 27 appearances in the Championship for LCFC. That was roughly 10 seasons ago, and while the 29-year-old might be peaking, I’m not sure his prospective wages justify Leicester’s apparent pursuit.

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Everton will supposedly sanction a transfer for the England international, with the Leicestershire club said to be ‘eyeing’ proceedings. Fulham will supply competition for the signature, along with West Ham United, states this report.