Leicester City lead race for World Cup star after lower bid

Azzedine Ounahi of Morocco (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)
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Leicester City should beware of this lack of contributions, although there is certainly no way of knowing how a different coach and different team could impact the performances and contributions of the star. It is likely that with the appropriate roles surrounding the player, the Foxes could see a more clinical and creative side of the Moroccan.

Value wise, Leicester are unlikely to seal the move for merely £20m. If there are £10m in add-ons this could be the price the King Power club end up paying. These figures are not high for a World Cup star, and further still are not that high should the player develop and become a key part of the Premier League squad. One could see Boubakary Soumare, Ounahi, and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall filling the heart of our midfield for years to come.

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Personally, so long as the other key positions this window are not neglected – be that with loan to buys or permanent transfers – I have no quarrel with this move. Replacing the expecting to leave Belgian star is important. Further, this World Cup talent has proven himself on the biggest stage in the world: now, it is time to prove himself in the Premier League.