Leicester begin contract talks with three senior players

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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the east Midlands club has opened contract talks with three senior players. Will Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans or Daniel Amartey stay with the Foxes?

Let’s start with Soyuncu and work our way along. If you read my blogs, you’ll know I was a big admirer of the Turk. I still am, but his confidence is shot; maybe obtaining a small fee in the new year is preferable.

Evans is the club captain; since Wes Morgan departed, the former Manchester United centrehalf is the new teacher or role model to young professional defenders on Filbert Way. Unless the medical department consider him in too bad a condition, Evans will surely sign a fairly lucrative new agreement.

Amartey’s deal expires in 2023, and he is a valued member of the squad. He is also one who will not demand a ridiculous pay rise, I assume. A likeable as well as often dependable chap, it is worth retaining the Ghanaian as a role player.

LCFC have funds to sign 3 players in January. light. Hot

A daunting trip to Liverpool is exactly the sort of fixture Leicester City surprise in

I remember going to my first Leicester away match with my dad in May, 2000. Wow, that is almost 23 years ago! Many elder Foxes, like myself, will be able to tell you that scoreline without looking it up. Along with the goalscorers – unlike myself. It was a famous LCFC night as we won 2-0 at Anfield.

Even though I was there, I was a teenager so today had to investigate for the second scorer: Phil Gilchrist. Tony Cottee bagged the other in what was, as you can imagine, quite a magical evening. Emile Heskey had recently been sold to the Reds, making it enjoyable to a further extent.

Why I’m telling you this, is because the east Midlands side are on Merseyside for a clash with Jurgen Kopp’s men – yet Leicester supporters shouldn’t be overly despondent at the prospect. On many occasions the former and contemporary LCFC team travels to fortresses and breaches the ground.

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These welcomed astonishments usually happen when you least expect it; look at Rodgers’ team defeating Manchester City 5-2 in April 2020 for a fine example. There are many more. Unfortunately, there are as many unpalatable shocks for the Blue Army to deal with, too. In the last five meetings between LFC and LCFC, the latter have won twice; both victories came at King Power Stadium.