Leicester City’s 2019/20 was great and under the leadership of Brendan Rodgers, the Foxes managed to clinch the fifth spot in the 2019/20 Premier League table. Of course, they did experience a slight decline towards the end of the season and that resulted in them narrowly missing out on the Champions League positions.
But that still doesn’t take anything away from the fact that they were excellent for the majority of their campaign. However, if there is one spot that might need a bit of tweaking in the squad then it’s the centre-back position.
We already know that Leicester are chasing St Etienne’s gem, Wesley Fofana, but the ever-reliable Fabrizio Romano says that another name is one the table in case their bids are turned down by the selling club.
The journalist suggested that Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah might be an alternative Rodgers is keen on and the Foxes could go into that direction if they fail to acquire their primary target.
We still don’t know how expensive that operation might be nor how serious they are in their intentions but the source is, of course, quite reliable.
Fofana is also being chased by some other Premier League clubs and with hefty competition on their tail and St Etienne not exactly being keen on selling, getting this deal over the line could indeed be easier said than done.
Of course, if they can snatch Fofana up ahead of their rivals, then that would be the ideal scenario for the Foxes. However, it seems that is far from a straightforward deal and having a worthy alternative is always good.
Tah is only 24 years of age and has the potential to turn into a great centre-back in the immediate future. And needless to say, that is exactly what Rodgers wants.
Let’s wait and see what the future holds for Leicester in the market.