Brendan Rodgers has hinted at what Leicester’s summer transfer business could involve, per quotes from The Leicester Mercury, explaining that he’s content with the players he has at his disposal.
The Scot has had a tremendous start to life at the King Power, losing just two of his first eight games in charge. He’s reinvigorated this Leicester team, bringing back the swagger we so often saw from them during their incredible title victory in 2015/16.
Jamie Vardy is back among the goals whilst James Maddison and Youri Tielemans appear to be thriving under the former Celtic boss’ stewardship.
Plans for the future are now being drawn up, however, with Rodgers hinting that instead of big money signings this summer, he wants to focus on developing young players already at his disposal. In quotes relaid by The Leicester Mercury, he said:
“I just think there’s a few areas within the squad that we can bring in a few players to help the squad. I am really happy with players I’ve got. There’s a lot of potential with players I’ve got for development.”
It was perhaps the biggest hint yet of Rodgers’ plans for the summer.
Given the young players Leicester have they were already well set up for the future, but with Rodgers at the helm, he can help them thrive and as a result, take the club to the next level.
We’ve already seen the impact he’s had on Maddison whilst other young individuals like Ben Chilwell and Harvey Barnes will only improve next season.
This isn’t new to the former Liverpool manager, though, who has a strong history of developing upcoming players wherever he’s been. At Anfield the most notable names he nurtured were Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling whilst he also had a big influence on Jordan Henderson.
It seems to be a key theme in Rodgers’ management, with the 46-year-old achieving similar things at Celtic, where he was able to progress the likes of Moussa Dembele, Kieran Tierney, Odsonne Edouard and Patrick Roberts.
This will be hugely encouraging for Leicester fans who should be willing to let their new manager work with what he already has, rather than spending needlessly in January.