Winger set for permanent Leicester transfer as boss says no room for one striker

A loanee Leicester City winger is apparently set for a permanent transfer to King Power Stadium. In addition to speaking on that topic, Foxes of Leicester opine as LCFC boss Enzo Maresca essentially said that there is no room for one striker in Leicester squads. Meanwhile there is a potential on-field boost for the east Midlands side as they prepare to face Leeds United.

Leicester City v Bristol City - Barclays Women's Super League
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I think mostly all Leicester fans will be pleased with this report. It is claimed that Abdul Fatawu will eventually complete a transfer to properly join Leicester from Sporting Lisbon. A €17 million clause was ostensibly inserted into the loan contract; a fair amount, in FoL's view.

The Ghanaian has a decent fan base on Filbert Way to match his, at times, eye-catching displays and output. Happily, Fatawu has previously expressed the wish to test himself in the best division around with the Foxes, when the club hopefully return to the Premier League in 2024/25.

One Leicester City centreforward is going to be mightily disappointed soon - but which one and what does it mean going forward?

Leicester currently have four capable and deadly strikers on their books. The legendary Jamie Vardy, the swift Patson Daka, an occasionally impactful Kelechi Iheanacho, along with newer signing Tom Cannon. However, according to Maresca, one will be left out and not even on the substitute's bench for matches. This should mean a summer exit for one Fox; my guess would be Iheanacho.

"For the first time this season, Maresca had all four of his strikers available and viable options to start against Middlesbrough on Saturday. But the City boss has said he is only going to have three in his squad at any one time."


Leeds must be slightly worried ahead of the important Leicester clash with much at stake. The league leaders will want a quick turnaround. Not to mention that the Yorkshire team could be without five stars. Oh, and as we know, LCFC will possibly leave an - arguably - Premier League-standard striker out of the matchday squad due to an abundance of talent. That's one of those good problems to have!