Maresca expects Leicester players to leave as he eyes January transfer

Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Leicester City's King Power Stadium (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /

Foxes of Leicester opine, as usual, after Leicester City head coach Enzo Maresca said that he expects some Foxes to leave the east Midlands club in January. Meanwhile a winter transfer of their own is eyed on Filbert Way as Callum Doyle continues his rehabilitation.

Maresca is braced for some of his troops to depart LCFC in the New Year. Although, the Leicester manager didn’t appear too upset about this, whilst mentioning his jam-packed roster.

Internationals such as Harry Souttar and Patson Daka remain out in the cold – will either respectively exit soon? Maresca admitted that unspecified Foxes will likely and inevitably seek increased playing time elsewhere. I’d have to agree.

Leicester City manager hints at prioritising a left-sided defender from the transfer market

Here at FoL, we have spoken about acquiring a leftback. Other outlets and journalists specify this requirement at King Power Stadium as well. With Callum Doyle unavailable for a while, the position is filled by James Justin. The ex-Luton Town rightback played on the opposite flank a few times for the Hatters, as well as featuring there for LCFC in previous campaigns.

Although Justin is more than competent, the Foxes have missed decisive and incisive advancing passes from the Manchester City loanee. Doyle, an England Under-21 international, is a class act. But so too is the senior England man. There is, however, no escaping the fact that a predominantly left-footed footballer is more comfortable in that role in Maresca’s system.

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To that end, the Italian in charge of the Leicestershire outfit outlined that he truly desires Doyle back fit. In addition, the former asserts that that nobody is probably missed more than the temporary Fox. When speaking of this matter, the gaffer conveniently subsequently mentioned the upcoming opening of the transfer market. Maresca said ‘some things will happen’; just what will transpire, he doesn’t know.