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Leicester City: Rodgers must swoop for Fulham’s Joachim Andersen

Leicester City could be set to compete with Premier League rivals for the signature of on-loan Fulham man Joachim Andersen.

The defender, who is spending a season at Craven Cottage on a temporary deal from Lyon, is apparently interesting a number of teams in the English top flight including Leicester, according to The Telegraph.

The Foxes could seal the perfect Jonny Evans successor should they swoop for the Dane.

Should Leicester sign Andersen?

Definitely!

Definitely!

No, move on.

No, move on.

Despite Scott Parker’s Fulham having endured a difficult season back in the Premier League, Andersen has impressed. The 24-year-old has made 26 appearances in the Premier League throughout 2020/21, leading the Cottagers to nine clean sheets and even captaining the side on 13 occasions.

His defensive statistics are also eye-catching, with the £13.5m-rated centre-back having racked up 7.3 defensive contributions per game in the league this season according to WhoScored. For context, current Leicester defender Evans only contributes 6.2 defensive actions per game.

On the topic of the Northern Ireland centre-back, the King Power Stadium hierarchy can draw inspiration from the deal which saw him arrive in the east Midlands back in 2018.

Relegated to the Championship with West Bromwich Albion that year, the Foxes swooped for his signature for what now looks like a bargain £3.5m fee. In the time since, Evans has made 105 appearances for the club and has forged supremely impressive partnerships with the likes of Wesley Fofana and Caglar Soyuncu.

It was the second time in as many seasons that the Foxes had looked to demoted clubs for defensive recruits, with Harry Maguire coming in from relegated Hull City in 2017.

Brendan Rodgers could potentially sign another defender this summer, with Wes Morgan and Evans now on the wrong side of 30 and the forgotten Filip Benkovic looking unlikely to be the solution.

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers

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Should Andersen suffer relegation with Fulham come the end of the season, Leicester really should lodge a bid with his current employers Lyon and attempt to extend his stay in England.

AND in more news, take a closer look at another centre-back Leicester could potentially target in the summer…

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