Leicester City are struggling this season to get comfortable in the top half of the table, currently holding the fifth most conceded goals (32) in the Premier League this season, with only relegation battling, Newcastle United completing less clean sheets than the Foxes.
The club will now have the opportunity to strengthen their side and address some of the issues they are facing this season in the winter transfer window, with the side being linked with a hot prospect.
Foot Mercato journalist, Santi Aouna, took to his twitter account to offer an insight into the potential of Leicester City signing, Charles De Ketelaere.
“Leicester is very interested in Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge KV.
“Scouted on numerous occasions, the Foxes should make an offer for the Belgian prodigy for next summer.”
The 20-year-old forward has been linked to Tottenham and Chelsea in recent months, thanks to his continued progression at Belgian Pro League giants, Club Brugge KV, with De Ketelaere scoring 12 goals and bagging eight assists for his current club.
With that in mind, it’s easy to see why the Midlands outfit are so interested in bringing him to the King Power Stadium.
Foxes manager, Rodgers, will surely be buzzing at the prospect of signing players, in particular De Ketelaere, due to the injury issues the squad is currently facing in key positions.
The manager admitted in his press conference last week that the problems have given the club a “different focus” when it comes to dipping into the transfer market in January.
Foxes star striker, Jamie Vardy, picked up a hamstring injury during Leicester’s 1-0 win over Liverpool last week that will see him out for at least four weeks according to Sky Sports.
This major injury blow to Leicester’s top goal-scorer this season could inspire Rodgers and the Leicester board to elevate their pursuit with more urgency in signing De Ketelaere during this transfer window, instead of the summer expectations initially outlined by Aouna.
Either way, Rodgers will need to do some damage control where he can with their mounting injury problems hindering their chances of gaining momentum in the Premier League this season as they sit 10th in the league table as they head towards a finish in their current position or lower would be the lowest they’ve fallen in the league since 2017.
However, with De Ketelaere in their squad, they could surge up the table thanks to the additional goal threat and creativity he’d bring to the Foxes, an eventuality that would no doubt delight their manager.
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