Leicester City’s January transfer window reviewed

Harry Souttar of Australia and Leicester City (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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Argentina’s forward #10 Lionel Messi (R) reacts next to Australia’s defender #19 Harry Souttar, now of Leicester City, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Harry Souttar – The defender we should have signed 18 months ago

The centre-backs position has looked messy for a while. After Wesley Fofana’s baby toys had been cleared up, the club wisely moved for Wout Faes in what was hoping to be a partnership with Jonny Evans. That never materialised, as Evans injury problems resurfaced, leaving the inconsistent Daniel Amartey deputising mainly because of the lack of options behind him. Caglar Soyuncu has been frozen out by Brendan Rodgers after sub-par training sessions and Atletico Madrid rumours. Leaving the 15 million pound Jannik Vestergaard who hasn’t featured in any Premier League games this season.

Enter the Australian international Harry Souttar from Stoke City. A 6 foot 6 centre-back who will command aerial presence, be aggressive in the tackle and is steady on the ball. It would be nice to start seeing a real physical presence bully attackers coming from someone in a Leicester City shirt rather than the other way around. He looks a step up on Daniel Amartey and should really come straight into the starting eleven, but also this gives Rodgers the option to play with 3 centre-backs if needed and maybe free up his attacking options. Souttar has the potential to be a real fan favourite.