Rodgers sure Leicester will sign players this month

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty Images) /
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Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images) /

On Thursday, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers had a press conference with the media ahead of Saturday’s game against Nottingham Forrest.

Rodgers was asked questions about Forrest, the Foxes’ injuries and the loss against Newcastle United. Along with that, Rodgers gave answers about potential transfers. He stated that he was sure Leicester would bring some transfers in. When asked about his conversations with the head of recruitment, Martyn Glover, Rodgers said the following.

"“The communication is fine,” Rodgers said. “There’s lots of dialogue. I was with him this morning for an hour. I’m sure we’ll get some players in. It’s always productive.”The Leicester City manager also said the following regarding the transfer speculation.“The club are working hard in order to do that,” Rodgers said. “Hopefully, we’ll have news of that in the future.”"

The East Midland team is in desperate need of some transfer news. The foxes currently stand 13th in the English Premier League. However, they’re just two points away from a relegation spot. The team has also been decimated by injuries. Nine players are currently out with injuries which includes crucial players such as James Maddison, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and Johnny Evans. Rodgers spoke in the press conference on how transfers would help ‘freshen up the squad’.

"“It always does (transfers), that freshness and continuation of progress,” Rodgers said. “The squad will be better for it. Hopefully, we can get some of the injured boys back in the next few weeks and that will help us.”"

LCFC has been tied into multiple transfer rumors this transfer window. The main one is Argentine winger Nico Gonzalez. Gonzalez has reportedly agreed to personal terms with City. It is just down to Leicester and Serie A squad Fiorentina to agree on a fee. The foxes have apparently submitted a transfer bid of £30million.

Rodgers’ side has also been linked to multiple defenders throughout the transfer window. Before the window started, the side was looking at FC Copenhagen fullback Victor Kristiansen. The youngster would cost around £8m. There has been reported interest in a bunch of centrebacks including Michael Keane, Harry Souttar and Kamil Piątkowski. Lastly, Leicester has been said to be interested in world cup star Azzedine Ounahi. The central midfielder has attracted interest from Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Leeds United.

Transfers are a must for this side if we want to stay out of a relegation battle. The interest Gonzalez excites me: he is talented with a lot of potential guile. I’m just worried about his injury record. Since 2021, he has missed 19 games with Fiorentina due to injury. We have a massive injury problem already. A transfer fee of £30m would make Gonzalez the 5th highest transfer fee in club history. I’m not sure if the east Midlands outfit is ready to spend that much for a player who could have fitness issues.

Ounahi is a player I would absolutely love to get. It will, however, be very challenging due to all of the teams interested in him. He is just too skilled and young to miss out on. A midfield of Ounahi, James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall would be special to watch skill-wise.

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Defenders are an absolute must for this team. So realistically, I would take almost any defender signing. I’m worried about Souttar being ready for a Championship to Premier League jump. Especially with him having to be ready right away in January instead of him having to develop like an August singing. There would be a lot of pressure put on him instantly. Hopefully, he is ready for it.