Leicester City are enjoying a fiery start to their Premier League season and their latest win over Spurs has put them second in the table heading into Christmas. Their current record sees them boast nine wins out of their 14 games played and there are just four points between themselves and reigning champions Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers could have a huge chance at securing his first ever Premier League title if the Foxes can stay in this impressive form but that’s not to say that they won’t need to recruit some new personnel if the opportunity presents itself.
According to 90min, Leicester are keeping a close eye on Celtic’s Ryan Christie as they head into the January transfer window. Rodgers has already worked with the Scotland international and a reunion could be on the cards if the price is right.
The same report reveals that four clubs are interested in castaway Foxes winger Demarai Gray and Christie could be a suitable replacement for the Englishman. However, the Scot is not a player Leicester should just be looking to sign as a fringe player. After his influential performances for both club and country this year, getting the versatile winger would very smart business from Jon Rudkin and co.
Christie has contributed four goals ten assists across all competitions for Celtic this season, as per Transfermarkt. His impressive numbers combined with his ability to play on either wing, as well as in midfield, would make Leicester even more dangerous attack.
However, if the Scot joins the Foxes, it could spell trouble for Ayoze Perez, who has already been struggling for game time this term. The arrival of £5.8million-rated Christie could spell even more absences for the Spaniard.
After Perez has slipped down the pecking order, this could be something Rodgers is willing to take a risk on. Christie was recently lauded by Chris Sutton as having a “ferocious work-rate” and being a dream to manage.
This is exactly the type of player who would tie in well with fellow workhorses Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.
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