Things to know about Leicester City transfer target Daniel Jebbison

Leicester City are acting within financial restrictions at this time to avoid further PSR punishment beyond this campaign. Therefore, their current transfer targets are not exciting, the latest being Daniel Jebbison.
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Daniel Jebbison has been linked to the Foxes due to his youth, high potential, and of course his relatively low transfer fee. However, the talent does have reason to be signed up, although I would doubt a signing would occur without first a sale in the forward positions.

Nevertheless, Leicester do have plenty of space in the squad with three confirmed leaving due to the expiry of their contracts and at least one more possibly leaving should they not agree a new contract with the club. So, it is not surprising that the King Power side are looking for reinforcements in what will be another critical season in their history: remaining in the Premier League in the context of a major points deduction is a daunting task.

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Jebbison's interest is not completely out of the blue. The Sheffield United youth product has been steadily rising and only due to an injury was halted from making a proper breakthrough season at the relegated side. A former England youth international, the player was progressing well, and thus garnered significant interest from teams looking for long-term forward options.

I like to look at the position, stylistic preference, and value of a player when evaluating a potential move. As such, it is important to note that due to his youth (20-years-old), and lack of Premier League experience, it is difficult to accurately guage the player. They have played under Chris Wilder, under two different systems of play, and have previously performed for other clubs in a couple of positions: primarily being used as a mobile striker.

Jebbison is tall and strong, while also boasting technical ability befitting a modern centre-forward. For the Foxes, he could be a replacement for Kelechi Iheanacho: able to link up and assist in build-up play, while also having enough end product and instinct to get into dangerous positions in the box. A logical move with the Nigerian striker having moved on at the end of his deal.

The English-Canadian striker also offers something deeper in the team's structure. Defensively, Jebbison does not shy away from making the odd tackle or interception, and clearly has the danger sense to go after an attack and put them under pressure. A useful addition to a team which will be under the cosh for plenty of their matches.

Additionally, with Sheffield United relegated back to the Championship, and the player barely having appeared for the team, his transfer value is extremely low at the moment. You could expect anywhere from £5-10m to acquire his services as Sheffield are unlikely to let him go for much less. Nonetheless, despite the low fee, I do not feel signing this player makes much sense with Jamie Vardy, Patson Daka, and Tom Cannon still at the club. Plus, there are plenty other positions which need reinforcements more.