Foxes of Leicester analyse Leicester City injury news following defeat to relegation rivals Southampton. Victor Kristiansen and Harvey Barnes are covered.
Unfortunately for the Foxes, they won’t be able to call on their new leftback for approximately one month. Kristiansen has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water. He really has. He seems well at home in Leicestershire, and Leicester supporters’ love for him is reciprocal. Luke Thomas is clearly not the answer in even temporary replacement terms. Therefore LCFC shall probably look elsewhere, such as their versatile pair Timothy Castagne and Ricardo Pereira.
Meanwhile Barnes was withdrawn at half-time due to an ankle issue. The 26-year-old was injured in a challenge with Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse.
"“It looks like he’s twisted his ankle in the challenge with James Ward-Prowse,” [Brendan] Rodgers said of Barnes. “He’s struggling to put his weight on it, so we’ll just have to assess that at the beginning of the week”."
Leicester City remain keen on wages and Leeds United cannot offer what Foxes can
Leicester are still monitoring Jack Harrison’s situation at Leeds, and the east Midlands side would apparently give the winger higher wages. That aspect may be the deciding factor, as with most job choices. Some observers shall possibly also feel that the King Power outfit are more likely than the Whites to retain their English top-flight status.
Harrison is not always selected to start, which is another element that could convince the Englishman to join LCFC. Of course, at King Power Stadium fan favourite Harvey Barnes occupies the former’s favoured role. Although, Barnes is particularly frustrating and inconsistent in the opinion of much of the Blue Army.
I rate the England international, though he must find that consistency. As a left-footed player, the Leeds man can play on the right wing, too. So there is no problem really, because Tete might perhaps not sign permanently either. The Athletic claim that LCFC can potentially make Harrison a richer athlete than the Yorkshire club. It will be interesting to monitor developments come the summer.