Sadly for Foxes supporters who know all too well that the club needs new players, apparently Leicester City’s bid for a winger who could’ve helped the cause was rejected. Foxes of Leicester explain and offer opinion, as usual.
I can tell you that Leicester fans are now as downbeat and worried about their beloved team as they were before the turnaround began prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In October there were signs of improvement and some notable outcomes. But in November, just prior to the international tournament, the Foxes reverted to resembling their former, better selves.
The entirety of that progress has been lost. Along with results dwindling, some stars of the side are also now sidelined as LCFC’s ridiculous injury record returns. James Maddison is key to the team; he’s been unfit since the West Ham United match, literally right before he boarded a plane with his England squad-mates.
There is still no comeback date for Maddison, though he did receive a more favourable diagnosis than first expected. With the playmaker fit, Leicester would almost certainly be triumphant in the upcoming fight for Premier League survival. Without the ex-Norwich City and Coventry City man for the run-in, relegation to the Championship feels more feasible.
Worryingly, it is conceivable that the east Midlands outfit eventually go down, and definitely within the realm of possibility. But I do not believe that this eventuality is likely.
How Nicolas Gonzalez could help the Leicester City cause as Foxes deteriorate towards Premier League relegation battle
One signing who might perhaps aid Brendan Rodgers in the quest to retain EPL status, is Nicolas Gonzalez. Leicester are linked with the Argentine World Cup winner, however, it appears that he probably won’t be joining.
Sources from 90min claim that Fiorentina have declined LCFC’s initial offer for the winger. Hopefully the Foxes will go back in for Gonzalez as he fits the bill on Filbert Way: a left-footed wideman who can play elsewhere across the front line. Argentines also typically embody what is missing in the contemporary Leicester XI: dedication, determination and mastery. With Viola already stating that they are unwilling to sell, Rodgers’ recruitment staff may look elsewhere.