Leicester City manager Steve Cooper talks Foxes transfers to assist survival

Leicester City's new manager Steve Cooper has been speaking about transfers and how to help ensure Premier League survival for the Foxes. Here is everything he said, as well as our thoughts on the matter.

It is no surprise. The King power supporters wanted someone else. We have written the pitfalls of our new manager and what head coaches the supporters mainly were looking for. In the final moments, we believed a choice of Graham Potter and Welshman Steve Cooper ended with Cooper the victor. Nevertheless, there is a big job ahead of our new head coach.

With the Premier League season swiftly approaching us, the impending PSR points deduction yet to come, and the threat of further PSR worries should transfer business not being intelligent enough, the task will be monumental. However, luckily the coach has already given a glimpse into his thinking.

What Leicester City's Steve Cooper has said

Unluckily though, Cooper has shared very little about the possible transfer policy or possible positions in need of reinforcements. The Foxes of course saw plenty of players leave (Kelechi Iheanacho, Dennis Praet, and Marc Albrighton to name a few), so there are a few gaps in the squad for youth promotions and new signings.

"We’ve got a lot of talent... in the squad already. With the right additions that the club are working together in trying to bring in, we’ll give ourselves the best chance of reaching the objectives that we’ll set for next season"

Steve Cooper

So, all the gaffer has commented is that Leicester's team is already strong, and they are looking at signing some players to reach objectives. Reading between the lines, the Welshman is managing supporter expectations excellently, if annoyingly: with little information provided, supporters do not view anything the manager has said as a promise. By doing so, Cooper gives the board some breathing room.

Additionally, the East Midlands' Premier League side have not state what specifically their objectives are. This avoids the negative of 'survival' and also eases what the team understand as their expectations. Obviously, survival has to be the goal, and annoyingly we have little information as to what LCFC are looking at bringing in to do so.

I would expect a midfielder if Wilfred Ndidi does leave, but it would be wise to keep Boubakary Soumare. Meanwhile, a youth promotion for Will Alves could be on the cards for the bench, so we should not need much reinforcements there. Really, I believe wingers and a centre-back should we lose Wout Faes would be the best case.

Do not expect a glut of signings. Two to three permanent and one to two loans feels like a good place for the team to be in. I would hope Cooper's team does finalise and announce the Abdul Fatawu transfer as part of those two or three.