Watch out for these up-and-coming Leicester starlets in PL

Leicester City will have to dig in deep to help achieve Premier League survival. Steve Cooper has a strong youth setup to call upon. So, here are the starlets who could see their breakout season in the EPL.
Leicester City v Newport County - Carabao Cup Third Round
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The Foxes' academy has been a goldmine for talent in the last few years. To name but a few: Harvey Barnes, Luke Thomas, Hamza Choudhury, and of course the current best player in the team, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall. There are a few positions where the King Power will be limited in their options, and the situation is worsened by a desire to not find ourselves in further breach of PSR.

Nevertheless, with Dennis Praet and likely Wilfred Ndidi leaving, and Steve Cooper being coy about what transfers the Foxes might be looking into, midfield is certainly a priority position for cover. Although, we do have Boubakary Soumare who may be returning to stay for this campaign to limit the amount of players we have to sign.

Leicester City starlets to fill the gaps

In midfield, Leicester should be looking for an attack-minded, and a defensive-minded midfielder to support the already mostly set in stone box-to-box talents we shall have: Soumare and KDH. As such, there are two from the youth squad that could be in the Welshman's plans.

The first of those should be Sammy Braybrooke. After a lengthy time injured, the English youth international and youth star offers the Foxes their best chance of a true star in midfield. Short and technical, determined and already very game-aware: the midfielder reads the game well. This was already apparent before his unfortunate injury, where Brendan Rodgers had commented on the excellent potential the player had.

Further to this, similar to what would be his counterpart - Harry Winks - Braybrooke's passing-range is impressive. Again then, in Cooper's squad he could act as the link between the midfield and defence, progressing the ball while also offering support in defence when LCFC are under the cosh.

On the attack though, you need someone creative, someone technical, someone with flair. Leicester City need Will Alves. Again, after a length time injured, this special technical player has continued to show why the Foxes have him: Alves is extremely creative and loves to take risks with passes or shots. This does mean he can be a little wasteful, but that can develop with experience.

Further to this, the value of the player is likely to rise swiftly with game time and exposure due to that inherent talent. Therefore, a breakout season could see his possible transfer value rocket up: perfect should the King Power need some money next season to avoid any PSR troubles.

Otherwise, we have already seen Wanya Marcal-Madivadua and Kasey McAteer a little bit over the last two seasons: both would do well either in midfield or on the wings. Their versatility means they are very likely to be used more under Cooper.