Leicester should sell these 3 below standard players before PL re-entry

Leicester City are back in the Premier League. With that comes a great promise, worry, and of course movement. These three Foxes must be offloaded to help make space, reduce PSR concerns, and improve the squad.
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The King Power side's return to the Premier League comes with myriad issues and promises, with both the management situation and the impact of incoming PSR sanctions threatening to derail the season before it even begins. Navigating what will be a crucial summer window will be critical for any chance of success.

Of course, we must remember that there are plenty of players leaving the club, and so too do we have a few with undecided fates, and adding to that are at least three players that are simply not good enough for this Leicester campaign. It is also true to note we do not have the right helmsman to sail the Foxes in the right direction: Jon Rudkin is a disaster waiting to happen... again.

Leicester City's three to sell

For me, the priority with transfers has to be offloading some wages while clearing space for young player promotion and any free transfers the King Power club can grab within PSR rules. As such, to an extent we actually need to limit who we are selling to deadwood so Leicester does not need to buy in a plethora of positions.

1. Danny Ward

The goalkeeper who played for half of our relegation campaign. Thrown into the fire in the abyssal depths of Kasper Schmeichel leaving the Foxes, ahead of a shaky defensive structure with the worst managerial performances we have ever seen. Ward had been really unlucky and performed well on harder chances yet let in easier ones. It is time for the Welshman to move on.

2. Daniel Iversen

Another one of the goalkeepers who starred in our relegation season and has spent his time being just fine at Stoke City. The Dane is just that. Just fine. That is not good enough now we have Mads Hermansen and the high potential Jakub Stolarczyk. Iversen needs to leave just so we can get another youth goalkeeper as our 'third keeper'.

3. Luke Thomas or Victor Kristiansen

The third was more difficult to choose. Many of the others I would have chosen are already leaving with contracts expiring, and other too will be crucial since we will not be able to sign that many players. Hence, I have to choose one of the two left-backs returning from loan. Either let Thomas go should we keep Kristiansen, or vice versa. However, do not sell both: Thomas is passionate and has shown quality previously, and the Dane is simply a great left-back. Furthermore, both mean we do not need to sign cover for James Justin.

This has to be the over-arching vision for outgoings: stability. Leicester City cannot simple offload half their team while already losing several regardless contract renewals. The Foxes must retain Jannik Vestergaard, Harry Souttar, and probably one of the returning loanee left-backs, while also allowing players like Marc Albrighton, Dennis Praet, and Kelechi Iheanacho to go.

I had considered a possible sale of Patson Daka. However, the Zambian international is a good striker who seems to struggle maintaining confidence in bad situations: nevertheless, he has the talent the East Midland's side requires to stay up, and with the likely loss of Jamie Vardy due to the stringent financial regulations, Daka must stay to rotate with Tom Cannon. Only a guaranteed sale of Daka would see Vardy stay for one more year.

Youth promotions will be the hallmark of our next PL campaign. With little money due to PSR, the only other place we can manipulate will be players from our sister club OHL. Therefore, we should avoid any transfer frenzies, and keep calm until we have the leeway to invest.