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  1. https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/desporto/1585672/sampdoria-perto-de-anunciar-trio-de-reforcos-adrien-silva-incluido


    Sounds to be pretty much done. Still no news on if there is any fee involved, or any wage contribution from us though.........



    A new adventure for Adrien Silva  After playing in the Premier League and Ligue 1, the Portuguese international seems to be on his way to ... Serie A. Sampdoria is closing the hiring of a true luxury trio and Adrien's name is included, according to  Sky Italia this Wednesday.

    In addition to the Portuguese midfielder, who is out of the pack for Leicester, Keita Balde (AS Monaco) and Antonio Marin (Dinamo Zagreb) should also be announced as reinforcements from Sampdoria in the coming days.  


    It should be noted that the Portuguese international still has another year of contract with Leicester.

  2. Really think the price is going too high on this one.


    There are other options out there, and as others have said, we only really need a third choice CB with some potential to improve should cags be sold for a ridiculous price in the future.


    If we are a bit more financially restricted now, £20-25m for any player, in any position, should probably be the maximum we look to spend.


    Also, the pressure on this kid (and he is still a kid at 19), would be immense as a £30m+ signing in the premier league.



  3. Positives:

    Castagne is growing into the game, and doesn’t look out of place in the side.

    Tielemans playing some nice passes around and looks in control in the centre.

    Ndidi keeping things simple, clearly not his position by any means, but coping ok today.



    Still blatantly clear we need a genuine right winger, Perez cannot play there, however we all knew this.

    Still clear to me that we need a proper left back. Justin isn’t a prem player yet IMO, on either side, and Castagne is obviously a right sided player. Justin needs a loan at a top end Championship club for a season.


    Overall, nothing we don’t already know.

    We need Ricardo, Madders and Evans back, along with a new LB, CB and RW.......

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  4. My concern is that he seems to be ridiculously one footed?...


    Nearly every touch he takes seems to be with his left.


    Admitted that’s only based on YouTube videos, so it’s a limited assessment. However it does seem that if you just show him onto his right foot all the time, you’ve basically nullified him?............

    If that’s the case, surely it won’t take long for prem defenders to figure out how to deal with him?

  5. Personally think we should look elsewhere.

    I’m not doubting he’d be a good rotation option with all the games we’ll have this season, but he’s 28 in a couple of months, so even just a 3 year contract takes him to pretty much 31, which is an age where there would be little to no resale value.


    At £28m, which is the region that the fee will get to by the time it’s accepted, plus add-ons aswell, that’s a lot of money for us, for a centre back, that we’ll get no money back from.

    I’m not against him as a player, and would support him in the side, but financially, there must be better deals to be had.



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  6. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.jeunesfooteux.com/Stade-Rennais-Mercato-porte-encore-ouverte-a-Rennes-pour-Slimani_a42377.amp.html




    This summer, Stade Rennais spent 27 million euros to strengthen its attacking sector by recruiting Martin Terrier (Olympique Lyonnais) and Serhou Guirassy (Amiens SC).  And yet the arrival of another offensive element cannot be ruled out, especially in the event of the departure of M'Baye Niang.  A player who could be Islam Slimani, even if Rennes coach Julien Stéphan has denied any offer from Stade Rennais for the Algerian striker from Leicester on loan to AS Monaco last season.


    "An offer of 6M € from Rennes for Slimani? You have information that I do not have. I did not know that an offer had been made, in any case it was not said to the club. The priority today  hui is to strengthen our central axis, since we lost at the end of last season Jeremy Morel and Joris Gnagnon. We have so far compensated for only one of these two departures. After that, we are still listening  , in observation of the opportunities that there may be in different sectors and in particular in the offensive field "declared Julien Stéphan to Téléfoot.


    Aged 32, Islam Slimani has experience that could be a plus at Stade Rennais, especially in the Champions League.  However, two problems mean that there is little chance that a deal can take place.  First of all, no striker will land in Rennes without the departure of M'Baye Niang.  Then the salary of more than 4.5M € per season of Islam Slimani could clearly block possible negotiations.  Suffice to say that Slimani is currently very far from the SRFC.



    Linked to Leicester in the past, and 10 goals in 26 appearances for Niang last season, Let’s do a swap for Slimani!! 😉...............



  7. 1 minute ago, Bluearmyfox28 said:

    I put my comment as a joke, maybe you need to loosen up a bit lad. Personally I am fed up of reading through threads where there isn’t a single link just someone’s opinion. That’s what this thread is for. Enjoy your weekend & have a pint will ya.

    Yet another sarcastic response..........

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  8. 10 minutes ago, Muzzy_Larsson said:

    This may be wrong but my own opinion would be that Vardy should be used more sparingly to prolong him for an extra season or two. If that were to be the case then I think Edouard would be better playing say 10-15 league games, all the cup games and European games than going to a side where he'd be battling relegation, I don't think the latter would be the right move for him. Maybe the plan is to play 3-5-2 next season and that's a big part of the interest, who knows.

    I agree with parts of this, although it may be the case that Edouard gets more of the “bottom half” league and cup games, and Vardy saved for the top 6 / European games. Vardy is 100% the man against the big teams, and it would give Edouard more time to settle, and more chances to score and build his confidence in “lesser” games. 
    I still think 2 up top will be used very sparingly.

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  9. 2 minutes ago, TiffToff88 said:

    Will he be happy being behind Vardy in the pecking order for the next year or so? I feel like he'd rather go somewhere he can be the main man right away

    Controversial opinion, but I’m not so sure he will be “behind” Vardy in the pecking order this season.


    Yes, Vardy has just come off of a golden boot winning season, and Yes, I do think he is better than Edouard as a finisher, however........


    We are easily looking at 50+ games this season if we do averagely well in the cups /Europe, Vardy isn’t getting any younger, and although he is still a big threat, he’s likely to need more rest to avoid injuries, and become less likely to handle a full 90 minutes.


    Personally, I think both strikers would get 25+ starts each this season, and you will see lots more subs between the 2 of them at around 65 minutes. Either Vardy getting knackered after 65, or coming on for a “fresh” 30.

    That’s not to mention games where BR might play 2 up top, or move that way if we are chasing a game.

    We may not like to think it, but this year we should start to see a transition away from Vardy a bit more, which is why we need our 2nd Striker to be of very good quality.


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  10. 2 minutes ago, st albans fox said:

    Premier league ‘annual wage ffp’ is covered in isolation of the total contractual commitment though ...........

    Maybe so, but if what the poster is trying to say is simply that we’re saving 350k a week now, so we can spend another 350k a week on wages for new signings, while that may work ffp wise when looking at a year in isolation,  it’s still not an equality in the clubs normal financial accounting. It’s still a massively increased, guaranteed,  contractual financial outlay.


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  11. 11 hours ago, Bluearmyfox28 said:

    Agreed it would be around that figure, if we sell the following players who imo don’t have a future here anymore as well as players who have already left, we would have £350k a week available In wages. This is without Chilly’s wages too.

    With this amount of wages that should be able to finance 4/5 big players on wages of around £70/£90k a week.


    Slimani £80k

    Silva £80k

    King £40k

    Diabate £20k

    Ghezzal £30k

    Kapustka £20k

    James £40k

    Amartey £40k


    Yes it would be great to get these players off of our wage bill, but most only have a maximum of 1 year left on their contracts anyway don’t they? So that 350k a week x 52 weeks is £18.2million total value.


    4 new players at 70k a week, on an average of 3 year contracts, is a commitment of £43.7m of contracts........

    So that’s still the club committing to an extra £25m in wages over the next 3 years...........


    One doesn’t equal the other.



    Sometimes I think people don’t understand how football/business works?

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  12. Not saying the system is right by any means, but maybe now Season ticket holders will have some appreciation of what members have to go through.....


    Leicester Supporter all my life, but only became available to go to every game 3 years ago due to change in working hours.

    Had to endure 2 years of buying a membership, entering a ballot for every game, buying a full price ticket when selected, then hoping above hope to have enough points to be selected for a season ticket at the end of the season.

    I spent nearly £1000 each season, for 2 years to see every home game, in a seat the season ticket holders next to me got for £450.


    Finally got my season ticket last summer.


    Again, not saying the system is right at all, but members have been dealing with a system like this for a few years now. Season ticket holders need to retain a level of perspective. I certainly am!






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  13. Decent defender 6-7 years ago, but his career never really progressed as it should.


    If you’d have mentioned his name back then it could have been an exciting prospect, now it’s just not the same.


    Reminds me of Hull getting Ranocchia on loan. On paper should be a decent signing, in reality you’re getting a defender past his best, who struggles to get games these days.


    Doesn’t fit the profile of who we should be looking at, at all. Don’t even think the link has any substance. 

    It’s a big no from me.

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  14. I’m also thinking that the rumours of a deal being struck, actually have legs this time.


    It seems no coincidence to me that yesterday, it is widely reported in the press that Man Utd have entered the fray for Chilwell.


    Today, rumours emerge of a quick deal being pushed through by Chelsea, with a world record fee involved (for a left back).


    It would not at all surprise me if the Man Utd rumour was instigated to add pressure to Chelsea to meet our demands (whatever they may be).


    If Chilwell truly is Lampards priority target, a Man Utd rumour could have expedited the negotiations, and helped our cause.


    Also, the new loan it is reported that we have taken out, could well include Chilwell’s whole fee, if any instalments are involved in the deal. Future instalments Of a transfer fee (as long as they are not add-ons) are guaranteed future income, that we could then spend straight away.....


    I just hope the fee is actually £60m+, anything less, and it could damage the reputation we are building that we won’t be pushovers.

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  15. 1 minute ago, messerschmitt said:

    Yeah exactly, I'd be amazed if we sold Chilwell and bought anyone better. I'd sooner stick with Luke Thomas and James Justin than waste £20-£40 million on someone who would hamper Thomas's progress.

    Thomas has played 3 senior games.

    We can’t rely on him as first choice.

    It’s Chilwell, or take a risk on a replacement. Personally, I’d rather keep Chilwell.

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  16. Just now, Ric Flair said:

    I would of course expect a replacement for Chilwell, im just saying that in Fuchs, Justin and now Thomas we've played who have performed there and the absence of Chilwell hasn't made much difference. We've won without him at times and then during this 6 month slump, we've been dog shit with and without him. 


    Like Maguire last summer, I thought we'd replace him but we went with Soyuncu and it has been absolutely fine. I believe the funds we get for Chilwell + whats left of the Maguire money is invaluable for the development of this team which has proven to be ill equipped and fragile when it needed to be. If we could afford to keep Chilwell and improve the team around him and he also improves (he has a lot of that to do) then I'd have no problem with that but that isn't the case. He seemingly wants out, he's erratic and yet his reputation ought to see us fetch a very good fee subject to his injury not hampering him in the next year. For those reasons, taddah Ben.

    The only point I’m making is that people seem to assume that selling Chilwell and buying a cheaper replacement will strengthen us at LB? It rarely works like that.


    People need to realise that actually, selling him, whilst helping with funds to strengthen other areas, may leave us in a worse position at LB.

    Maguire could have been the same situation at CB, but luckily wasn’t.


    Don’t be so quick to assume that Chilwell is “expendable”.


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  17. 1 hour ago, scinnell said:

    I would take a frontline of Vardy, Edouard, Iheanacho and Perez tbf. WIth the extra games and the possibility of two up top, they will all be needed. 

    If Edouard signs for us, Iheanacho will want out.

    There’s no way he’ll want to stay, given most games we only play one up front.


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  18. 3 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

    Luke Thomas already looks a star in the making, his chances created stats albeit only in 3 games are hugely impressive.


    This feels very much like when Maguire wanted out, Chilwell is the one asset we can likely afford to lose for big money as a) we have back up but also will look to sign a cheaper alternative and b) use the grotesque funds to improve our squad elsewhere. No brainer.

    Based on this, after 3 games you’d have sold Vardy and replaced him with Musa!

    2 goals against Barcelona! Wow!


    I hope Thomas does well, but to think he’ll be any more than a back up this season is ridiculous in the extreme.


    If Chilwell goes, we need a good quality replacement. Which probably means £25m. If that player doesn’t work out, this forum will go into meltdown, as usual.

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