Leicester stars concerned about potential points deduction amid transfer worry

Worrying times despite a return to glory
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According to a relative expert on the subject, the Leicester City squad will be mightily concerned at present. This is due to a potential points deduction hanging over the Foxes' collective heads. If the Leicestershire club are eventually punished in that way, those circumstances would be far from the sole problem. The perturbation exists dually amid the possibility that star players such as Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall may have to be sold in undercut deals so to save the side and rebalance the books.

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As Foxes of Leicester has said on many occasions, if City cannot retain their more prominent players and add further quality to the ranks this offseason, they may be relegated once more. The truly bothersome and annoying element of that view, is that the east Midlanders must reportedly sell some of their premium footballers ahead of a tough term. This is in order to rectify Profit and Sustainability rule breaking.

I suppose if Dewsbury-Hall is allowed to leave, for example, then Leicester might be able to replace him in the transfer market. Yet - especially with LCFC's budget - that feat would no doubt be a stretch for any outfit. Even for the club that achieved the 2015/16 miracle somewhat economically.

Though, what if some of these stars have to be given up on the cheap? I can't imagine the scenario going down well with the Blue Army. But that is the claim in this report. Basically, it is said that 'KDH' could depart for as little as £35million. Journalist Ben Jacobs declared that Manchester United, Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion are all monitoring the midfielder's situation. Bad times!

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With a Financial Fair Play (or PSR) dark cloud remaining over the King Power, some more measured members of the faithful didn't celebrate the return to the English top-flight with quite so much gusto. There is definitely anxiety around following much reporting on LCFC's problems. Former Everton chief executive Keith Wyness's thoughts will possibly alarm the fan base further.

Essentially Wyness, a person who has seen things like this develop whilst with the Toffees and afterwards, suggests that the mindset of the Leicester side will be affected by speculation. In addition to that, the 66-year-old believes that financial worries shall "drip into the subconscious” on Filbert Way. Obviously there is also the chance that some important players may attempt to jump ship:

"These things do affect players. It’s an external factor which can get in the heads of the squad. They live in a social media bubble and this situation is going to be on there all the time. They’re going to be reading about it, they’ll be checking the club’s social media and also what the papers are saying about it. It will drip into the subconscious. It will affect the squad and their mindset going back into the Premier League."