Very good transfers expected at Leicester and ex-Fox impressed by Cooper

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A former Leicester City striker was impressed by new Foxes manager Steve Cooper during his time at Nottingham Forest. The retired professional thinks the Welshman will have LCFC playing attractive and energetic football. Thankfully. Meanwhile, Dion Dublin also expects some quality transfers to transpire at King Power Stadium.

FoL covers news with views amid a claim that a high profile defender of the east Midlands team is linked with a transfer to a giant European club. Let's waste no time and get straight down to business.

Wout Faes a surprise recipient of attention from Spanish superclub Barcelona

Faes is currently playing in the illustrious and entertaining international tournament Euro 2024. He represents his nation, Belgium. The Belgians rather alarmingly lost 1-0 to Slovakia in their group opener.

The Red Devils made up for that loss with a 2-0 victory over Romania in the follow up encounter. Their final match of this round is against Ukraine on Wednesday evening. The Fox featured for the other Red Devils in their first and second matches.

Faes is a fairly rated centreback, to be honest. His style tends to polarise some supporters: occasionally feeling too casual. Yet he is at the Euros in spite of featuring in the Championship for the past year and being relegated from the Premier League in the previous campaign. That shows his standing in footballing circles, especially as his country is filled with talented and elite ballers.

Nevertheless, the supposed interest of Barcelona will raise a few eyebrows. Although, people always tend to forget that even outfits such as Barca must have a capable stock of backup players and understudies on their rosters. He might not be starting.

Anyway, Faes is meant to be on the Catalans' wishlist. As you can imagine, after losing gifted boss Enzo Maresca the Foxes won't want to lose another of their best. Irrespective of my opinion, these are the factors which are said to have attracted Blaugrana: reading the game, forcefulness in duels and initiating moves from deep in defence. I would have to agree with that appraisal of the 26-year-old.

Dion Dublin has some advice for 'good manager' Steve Cooper

Dublin, a one-time Fox, is definitely an advocate of Cooper's managerial quality. The former forward is unsure whether or not the 44-year-old will keep Leicester in the English top-flight. But, importantly for LCFC, he envisions some decent signings at the King Power:

"They will need to buy some players. I think they’ll be in the market for some very good players, Leicester, and they’ll set themselves up very well."