There are a staggering seven Leicester City stars among the top 10 highest-paid Championship footballers in 2023/24. This fact isn’t as astonishing when you consider the pedigree of some of the Premier League-standard King Power players. The list includes legendary Foxes striker Jamie Vardy – but where does the No.9 rank on the lucrative division two table?
Leicester have lost some big names this preseason: Harvey Barnes and James Maddison were sold, while Youri Tielemans departed on a free for Aston Villa of all clubs. However, a plethora of what is perceived as elite athletes remain with LCFC: Ricardo Pereira, Timothy Castagne and Wilfred Ndidi could possibly be some of those standout names. Vardy was once one of the English top-flight’s most deadly centreforwards, too. So, how do Foxes wages compare with their contemporary Championship colleagues? Planet Football take a look:
"1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City, £140k)It makes total sense that Vardy will be the Championship’s top earner, doesn’t it? A Leicester City hero, a Premier League centurion, a title-winner and Golden Boot winner. Even at the age of 36, you’d back Vardy to score shedloads in the second tier.(Click the above link to see the complete listing)"
Leicester City don’t have long to wait now
The countdown to the season proper incredibly now stands at a mere three days at the time of writing. Sheffield Wednesday and demoted Southampton get proceedings underway on Friday evening. Wow. This summer is flying by; let’s hope 2023/24 goes quickly as well so that LCFC are back in the Premier League where they belong as soon as possible!
Leicester supporters must, of course, wait for Sunday, July 6 to roll around before their season begins. Midlands rivals Coventry City are the opening opposition for the Foxes; Coventry played some wonderful football in 2022/23 and were very unfortunate not to be promoted to the EPL this year as well.
Maresca and his merry men – a mood prevalent before the Liverpool battering, perhaps – will be tested at King Power Stadium this weekend, that’s for sure! The entire campaign shall be more testing than some imagine. But the Leicestershire side should prevail and return to the PL promised land.