Leicester City transfers that must happen before Premier League re-entry

Leicester City are champions and returning to the Premier League. However, with much to happen in the transfer market that could negatively impact the side, here are the moves the Champion Foxes MUST make before their first PL fixture
Leicester City v Blackburn Rovers - Sky Bet Championship
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Despite a shameful defeat on the last day to relegation-saved Blackburn Rovers, the King Power side will have their work cut out for them in the summer window. With several players leaving regardless of clubs making moves for them, and a few players likely to be sold to help reduce our losses on PSR.

So, let us explore the positions where Enzo Maresca could do with reinforcements, why we need them, and what type of player would benefit the Italian's system or whether retaining a player currently leaving could be a better option. Of course, this is entirely subjective, but I will try to use some stats.

Leicester City's most used players

Firstly though, looking at what players are used the most versus the least, we can understand the gaps which are preventing the Foxes from rotating and providing competition for minutes and positions in the side. Interestingly, we get almost a starting XI.

The top 11 are as follows: Harry Winks, Mads Hermansen, Wout Faes, Jannik Vestergaard, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Stephy Mavididi, Ricardo Pereira, Abdul Fatawu, James Justin, Wilfred Ndidi, Jamie Vardy. So that includes our main goalie, four defenders, three midfielders, and three forwards. So, nice and balanced.

Conversely though, we can see a heavy reliance on particular players. Winks has been a sensational signing and achieved his first every trophy. At the same time knocking up the most minutes of any Leicester player: that was 4,039 to be exact, appearing in all bar one match. This does mean though, an injury to the midfielder, a suspension, or even a drop in form could have been catastrophic.