Now may be the right time for Hamza Choudhury to leave the King Power, that is according to former Leicester City striker Brian Deane.
The 23-year-old struggled for minutes in the 2020/21 season and life does not look like it is going to get any easier with Boubakary Soumare’s imminent arrival.
According to Sky Sports, Leicester are close to signing the Lille midfielder in an £18m deal, which could limit Choudhury’s playing time even further.
Considering that, Deane believes it could be time for the Leicester academy graduate to move on, as he risks falling further down the pecking order.
“I mean, he’s been there a long time,” the ex-Leicester striker said to FFC. “They might be thinking it’s time to move on now, you know, if they’re kind of overlooking him now and bringing in players for that kind of money.
“If I was him, I’d be probably looking at it myself and thinking, ‘Well, if they’re bringing in players who play my position and they pay big money [then it’s time to leave].’
“There’s only so many times you can say, ‘Right, well, I’m going to fight for a place.’ “
While they missed out on the Champions League in the end, Leicester did manage to qualify for the Europa League. Perhaps Choudhury could find some minutes there just like in the season that has just gone.
However, if he is looking for regular game time, then perhaps a move away from the FA Cup holders is in his best interest.