Rodgers asked if any Leicester players are leaving in Jan
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers was quizzed by Journalists over the club’s transfer activity. Here is what you need to know about departures.
The Foxes remain sat in 14th, far too close to the relegation zone. The head coach has asked for the start of a refresh, calling on the club to sell those players who do not wish to be at the club. Interestingly, there has been little news of outgoings beyond a couple rumours and over-excited Newcastle United fans with no links to James Maddison.
After the Walsall victory, journalists were of course more inquisitive as to the transfer plans and whether Rodgers could comment. Obviously, head coaches cannot just come out and say ‘we are signing X’ or ‘so and so is leaving the club’. Nothing is final until Jon Rudkin declares it so.
Leicester City looking for one or two to go
According to Rodgers, the club are looking to “There might be one or two going out but nothing to report at the minute”. Although there were no direct mentions of names, we already have a fairly good idea as to at least two of the players the Foxes might want gone.
Firstly, Spanish attacking-midfielder Ayoze Perez has been in the subject of intense interest with a move back to Spain or maybe to Serie A on the cards. This is assuredly the only advanced outgoing we currently know of.
As pure speculation, Caglar Soyuncu is likely wanted by Atletico Madrid, with rumours around the Turkish centre-back swirling for some time. I personally doubt he will leave this window, although it would be for the best for the defender to be offloaded.
Jannik Vestergaard is one who reportedly rejected a move to Fulham in the summer transfer window. The King Power club definitely has no plans to keeping the player, and he is merely taking up wages not even playing from the bench in most matches. Hopefully they can offload this driftwood before the window ends.
With Tete announced, the road for ‘Ayo’ to leave has been paved, and it is now up for the Foxes to meet Rodgers other comment: “[the club is working hard ] to get some attacking options for us. If we can do that, I’ll be really pleased”. Leicester need more attacking talent, offload the deadwood, sign some young blood, just like we saw with the brilliant Tete.