Foxes of Leicester talk Leicester City news, including: coach Willy Caballero, striker Kelechi Iheanacho, target Stephy Mavididi and wantaway Harvey Barnes.
On Sunday, Leicester City Football Club confirmed that former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero will assume the Foxes assistant manager role. Or, as LCFC.com put it, Caballero has been ‘added to manager Enzo Maresca’s backroom team’ ready for the 2023/24 Championship season.
Meanwhile, there are a couple of pieces of hearsay to document. First of all, Leicester attacker Iheanacho is a wanted man; he’s another athlete who can consider himself EPL calibre, as I see it. Midlands club Nottingham Forest, who retained their status, are supposedly after the Nigerian. Lastly, the King Power outfit are in the market for Montpellier winger Stephy Mavididi. Read more on that story here.
Harvey Barnes chase not going away but it’ll be astonishing if he’s at Leicester City by August
In spite of reports to the contrary, Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie claims that Barnes is not close to joining Newcastle United at the moment. The North East side and manager Eddie Howe wish to sign Leicester’s wingman, but a bid is yet to transpire. It had been said quite widely that the Fox was on the verge of becoming a Magpie.
Aston Villa, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are all chasing the 25-year-old this summer, so speculation suggests. Nevertheless, nothing concrete has occurred. As an England international with much opportunity for caps in the future, Barnes is easily good enough to compete as a starter in the English top-flight.
However, when clubs do finally start bidding for him, they will have to meet notoriously tough negotiator Leicester’s price. Not to mention that Spurs may now be looking elsewhere for wingers. Although the east Midlanders ostensibly lowered the player’s asking fee from £60million to approximately £40m, giving hope to frugal admirers.