Cheaper alternative to Tielemans: Why Leicester are right to target Camarasa

Leicester are one of a host of teams interested in Cardiff loanee Victor Camarasa, according to Spanish outlet Marca. But should the Foxes follow up their interest?

What’s the word?

Per Marca Leicester are one of four teams monitoring Camarasa, who has also attracted the eyes of Tottenham, Everton and West Ham.

The Spanish midfielder is currently on loan at Cardiff where he has been one of their most consistent performers in a difficult season for the Bluebirds.

Camarasa’s parent club is Real Betis, with whom he has a release clause in his contract of €24m (£20.5m). However, the La Liga club are willing to negotiate a deal of €15m (£12.8m).

According to Transfermarkt, his current value stands at £5.4m.

Alternative to Tielemans

Youri Tielemans is the signing Leicester fans want. He’s been a revelation since signing on loan for the club but Camarasa could act as a solid alternative if Brendan Rodgers chose not to make the Belgian’s move permanent.

In Tielemans, Leicester have finally found a ball carrier, someone capable of launching defence into attack. It’s an aspect they had missed greatly throughout the first half of the season under Claude Puel.

But the 24-year-old Spaniard boasts similar attributes and would have no trouble fitting into the style of play Leicester have.

He has the ability to arrive late in the penalty area and on the edge of the box, something which is evident in the five goals he’s produced from midfield this term. Also claiming three assists in 2018/19, his contribution in the attacking phase of play from a deeper role is something the Foxes could do with more of.

The midfielder is assured in possession and in a Leicester side who like to keep the ball he would fit the bill perfectly. Goals against Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea this campaign should also stand him in good stead for a move to a better club.

Tielemans would cost Leicester a considerable amount of money, in the region of a club-record £40m in fact, but Camarasa would ultimately provide them with a cheaper and more shrewd alternative.

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