Leicester City’s league and FA Cup winner Marc Albrighton has left the Foxes on loan. Here is what ‘Kevin’ has said about his move and what it means.
The King Power club saw club vice-captain Albrighton exit on loan on deadline day, joining West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season. It is not believed to be a loan to buy, however we can never know if we have seen the last dance and goal of ‘Kevin’ in Blue and White.
Regardless, the English right-winger has several fair reasons for a transfer, of which the player spoke about in a recent interview following the announcement of his exit. As with Ayoze Perez, the belief was that Tete and Jack Harrison may be signed, which would have pushed the pair into the doldrums of the side, so exits were sanctioned.
Leicester City star focuses on family
Albrighton has an intense focus for his reasoning boiling down to playtime. Despite positive performances, the player hardly features due to the nature of how Brendan Rodgers wants the Foxes to play. Here is what he has said:
"“I have kids that want to come and watch me play on a Saturday afternoon and they haven’t been able to do that recently. I’d love to get back out there and play as much as I can for them. I also have some friends who are big Albion fans who’ll be thrilled when this news gets released”– Via DailyMail"
The RW has a family and series of friends who want to see him playing football and enjoying himself. Kevin wants to be a role model for his children who do not really get much of a chance to watch him, and plus when you also have friends involved at another club, it makes it easier to integrate with the fan base. West Brom have good players and great supporters.
Further, Albrighton commented that the chance of being involved in a promotion fight excites him. After all, with former clubs they never challenged, and at Leicester he was already in the Premier League, both fighting relegation and winning it. Playing in the Champions League, Europa League, etc.
Although I am already missing the option of a creative crosser, we have to recognise that Tete was clearly going to push the Englishman’s game time into the bin. Albrighton would not have deserved that, and it might be time for a permanent farewell – until we need a new coach of course.