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26 minutes ago, Ross 'LCFC' Turner said:

For what its worth, i did see Steve Walsh Snr in John Lewis early January around the time he was rumored to return which I found strange. He said nothing was in the pipeline so who knows, he could of just been hitting the January sales :dunno:

 

Marcia leaving does concern me, especially with Lee Congerton his rumored replacement. 

 

 

 

 

Club probably want Walsh back in as the alternatives aren't that appealing. Especially with the reputation Congerton has.

 

With the expansion and the training facilities planned they could be thinking Walsh is a good fit .

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29 minutes ago, hackneyfox said:

If that was true then it would indicate that Rodgers has no input whatsoever on transfers, that or he's already made his mind up very quickly about the duffers.

If this transpires thats no bad thing imo, especially if Walsh is coming in who has an excellent track record in that regard.

 

As long as that diddy Congerton is nowhere near your club, if he walks through the door then really start to worry.

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2 hours ago, StriderHiryu said:

That could be a good signing, he's looked very promising whenever I've seen him play on Sky in the Championship games. Gets a lot of goals as a wide forward and fits the young player with high potential profile we are looking at. Very Barnes-esque.

Loans might seem odd, but as with the Tielemans move, maybe it's the way forward for the club? If players like it here they are more likely to sign and there is less risk for us. It's also worked in the past for other players like Lukaku going from loan at Everton to signing full time.

We tried to get him on loan last season and Liverpool blocked it because of Rodgers and the way he left in terms of compensation apparently.

 

Would be surprised if this one happened as a result.

 

On that note is Wilson any better than Harvey Barnes also?  Surely better developing your own player than Liverpool's.

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3 hours ago, moore_94 said:

 

This is worrying. Remember when we had to use Steve Walshes old targets without investigating them properly. You end up With Henandez, Musa and Slimani.... it was public that Walsh had scouted at least the last 2, but our itk's suggested Walsh thought both should only be considered at the right price. Without a scout we just panicked and got them in however possible. 

 

I still think if slimani had come in at reasonable fee it would have been worth a punt. You could even argue the same for Musa... on his day he is immense but that day only comes once every 2 years.  Bad signings but I would understand why a scout would be investigating them in the first place. If someone had done their due diligence they would have realised that you cant pay that much money for players who cant control a pass.

 

We will always be left wondering what type of players Walsh would have got for us if we had the lure of champions league football. Biggest opportunity for the club to stake a claim for top 6 and we completely wasted it. Relegation fighting  teams would have been disappointing with that window. 

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Eduardo Macia's five best Leicester City signings
The head of recruitment is set to leave the club after two-and-a-half years
ByJordan Blackwell
12:20, 14 MAR 2019
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Leicester City’s head of recruitment Eduardo Macia is to leave the club after months of speculation over his future – but how should his time at the King Power Stadium be remembered?

The Spaniard has been in the role for two-and-a-half years, taking over in September 2016 after Steve Walsh left for Everton.

In that period, City have made 17 senior signings, either permanently or on loan.

 

Here, we pick out the best five.

 

Wilfred Ndidi, £17m, Genk, January 2017

Macia’s first signing may go down as his best.

City were suffering a more extreme post-title downturn than expected and that was in part due to the club’s failure to find a true replacement for N’Golo Kante, sold to Chelsea the previous summer.

But as soon as the winter window, City brought in Wilfred Ndidi from Genk.

The Nigerian had some excellent ball-winning statistics at the Belgian side and brought those with him to City, making an immediate impact as the club pulled away from the relegation zone and reached the Champions League quarter-finals.

Since then, Ndidi has been almost ever-present in City’s line-up, and while he has not progressed as much as many hoped, at only 22, there is still plenty of time for him to improve.

Certainly, that £17m is a bargain.

 

Harry Maguire, £17m, Hull, June 2017

With Wes Morgan and Robert Huth surpassing a combined age of 65, City desperately needed a fresh face in their backline.

But spending a potential £17m on a young centre-back who had just one year of Premier League experience, in a relegated side, was a gamble.

Harry Maguire of Leicester City in action with Denis Odoi of Fulham (Image: Plumb Images/Getty Images)
However, mere months into his King Power career, it was evident that City had pulled off a coup.

Harry Maguire’s ability on the ball was among the best in the division for a centre-half and he quickly became a fan favourite and England regular.

His first season ended with the player of the year award and a goal in a World Cup quarter-final victory.

Of course, those achievements attract interest from above but if City do sell, they will likely get triple the fee they paid.

 

Ricardo Pereira, £20m, Porto, May 2018

City went four years without signing an out-and-out right-back, the club comfortable to let Danny Simpson keep hold of the role.

But last summer, they made a move for one of the most highly-rated full-backs in European football.

After a wobbly start in defence, Ricardo Pereira has shown to be money well spent.

His ability going forward is undoubted, the Portuguese international providing five assists and two goals so far this campaign.

And at the back, he has adjusted well to English football and has become resolute, challenging Ndidi for the title of City’s top tackler.

 

Jonny Evans, £3.5m, West Brom, June 2018

A year before Leicester signed Jonny Evans, West Brom were rejecting £20million+ bids from Manchester City and Arsenal for the Northern Irishman.

But as interest fell away, Leicester remained keen and with the Baggies relegated, a clause in Evans’ contract meant he was available at a snip.

A title-winner with bags of evidence but who is far from over the hill, Evans has been a fine signing for Leicester.

Leicester City's Jonny Evans celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game with Ricardo Pereira during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium (Image: Nigel French/PA Wire)
First stepping in when Maguire was injured and now playing alongside the England international in place of Morgan, Leicester’s defence has looked much more solid whenever Evans has featured.

 

James Maddison, £24m, Norwich, June 2018

City had, for some time, lacked a true no.10.

But with Shinji Okazaki’s support striker role becoming less effective, City needed a creative force to take his place and push the club up the table.

City gambled on a player from the Championship, but James Maddison has made an immediate impact.

The 22-year-old has adapted to the higher stage well and has been doing exactly what the club hoped he would: fashioning opportunities.

In fact, Maddison leads the Premier League and the rest of Europe for key passes this term.

Given his age and inexperience at the top level, he will only get better.

 

 

And the rest

Here are Macia’s other signings:

Molla Wague, loan, Udinese, January 2017
Vicente Iborra, £15m, Sevilla, July 2017
Eldin Jakupovic, £2m, Hull, July 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho, £25m, Man City, August 2017
Aleksandar Dragovic, loan, Bayer Leverkusen, August 2017
Adrien Silva, £22m, Sporting Lisbon, August 2017
Fousseni Diabate, £2m, Gazelec, January 2018
Danny Ward, £12m, Liverpool, July 2018
Rachid Ghezzal, £12m, Monaco, August 2018
Filip Benkovic, £13m, Dinamo Zagreb, August 2018
Caglar Soyuncu, £19m, Freiburg, August 2018
Youri Tielemans, loan, Monaco, January 2019


Who is Macia’s best City signing? Vote in the poll below.

 

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/eduardo-macias-five-best-leicester-2645051

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29 minutes ago, davieG said:

Eduardo Macia's five best Leicester City signings
The head of recruitment is set to leave the club after two-and-a-half years
ByJordan Blackwell
12:20, 14 MAR 2019
s
Leicester City’s head of recruitment Eduardo Macia is to leave the club after months of speculation over his future – but how should his time at the King Power Stadium be remembered?

The Spaniard has been in the role for two-and-a-half years, taking over in September 2016 after Steve Walsh left for Everton.

In that period, City have made 17 senior signings, either permanently or on loan.

 

Here, we pick out the best five.

 

Wilfred Ndidi, £17m, Genk, January 2017

Macia’s first signing may go down as his best.

City were suffering a more extreme post-title downturn than expected and that was in part due to the club’s failure to find a true replacement for N’Golo Kante, sold to Chelsea the previous summer.

But as soon as the winter window, City brought in Wilfred Ndidi from Genk.

The Nigerian had some excellent ball-winning statistics at the Belgian side and brought those with him to City, making an immediate impact as the club pulled away from the relegation zone and reached the Champions League quarter-finals.

Since then, Ndidi has been almost ever-present in City’s line-up, and while he has not progressed as much as many hoped, at only 22, there is still plenty of time for him to improve.

Certainly, that £17m is a bargain.

 

Harry Maguire, £17m, Hull, June 2017

With Wes Morgan and Robert Huth surpassing a combined age of 65, City desperately needed a fresh face in their backline.

But spending a potential £17m on a young centre-back who had just one year of Premier League experience, in a relegated side, was a gamble.

Harry Maguire of Leicester City in action with Denis Odoi of Fulham (Image: Plumb Images/Getty Images)
However, mere months into his King Power career, it was evident that City had pulled off a coup.

Harry Maguire’s ability on the ball was among the best in the division for a centre-half and he quickly became a fan favourite and England regular.

His first season ended with the player of the year award and a goal in a World Cup quarter-final victory.

Of course, those achievements attract interest from above but if City do sell, they will likely get triple the fee they paid.

 

Ricardo Pereira, £20m, Porto, May 2018

City went four years without signing an out-and-out right-back, the club comfortable to let Danny Simpson keep hold of the role.

But last summer, they made a move for one of the most highly-rated full-backs in European football.

After a wobbly start in defence, Ricardo Pereira has shown to be money well spent.

His ability going forward is undoubted, the Portuguese international providing five assists and two goals so far this campaign.

And at the back, he has adjusted well to English football and has become resolute, challenging Ndidi for the title of City’s top tackler.

 

Jonny Evans, £3.5m, West Brom, June 2018

A year before Leicester signed Jonny Evans, West Brom were rejecting £20million+ bids from Manchester City and Arsenal for the Northern Irishman.

But as interest fell away, Leicester remained keen and with the Baggies relegated, a clause in Evans’ contract meant he was available at a snip.

A title-winner with bags of evidence but who is far from over the hill, Evans has been a fine signing for Leicester.

Leicester City's Jonny Evans celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game with Ricardo Pereira during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium (Image: Nigel French/PA Wire)
First stepping in when Maguire was injured and now playing alongside the England international in place of Morgan, Leicester’s defence has looked much more solid whenever Evans has featured.

 

James Maddison, £24m, Norwich, June 2018

City had, for some time, lacked a true no.10.

But with Shinji Okazaki’s support striker role becoming less effective, City needed a creative force to take his place and push the club up the table.

City gambled on a player from the Championship, but James Maddison has made an immediate impact.

The 22-year-old has adapted to the higher stage well and has been doing exactly what the club hoped he would: fashioning opportunities.

In fact, Maddison leads the Premier League and the rest of Europe for key passes this term.

Given his age and inexperience at the top level, he will only get better.

 

 

And the rest

Here are Macia’s other signings:

Molla Wague, loan, Udinese, January 2017
Vicente Iborra, £15m, Sevilla, July 2017
Eldin Jakupovic, £2m, Hull, July 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho, £25m, Man City, August 2017
Aleksandar Dragovic, loan, Bayer Leverkusen, August 2017
Adrien Silva, £22m, Sporting Lisbon, August 2017
Fousseni Diabate, £2m, Gazelec, January 2018
Danny Ward, £12m, Liverpool, July 2018
Rachid Ghezzal, £12m, Monaco, August 2018
Filip Benkovic, £13m, Dinamo Zagreb, August 2018
Caglar Soyuncu, £19m, Freiburg, August 2018
Youri Tielemans, loan, Monaco, January 2019


Who is Macia’s best City signing? Vote in the poll below.

 

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/eduardo-macias-five-best-leicester-2645051

Overall that is a pretty good record I think. The flops so far have been Silva, Nacho and maybe Ghezzal. Even then with the exception of Silva, most looked worth the money we paid and were a big step from Slimani / Musa / Kapustka.

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33 minutes ago, davieG said:

Eduardo Macia's five best Leicester City signings
The head of recruitment is set to leave the club after two-and-a-half years
ByJordan Blackwell
12:20, 14 MAR 2019
s
Leicester City’s head of recruitment Eduardo Macia is to leave the club after months of speculation over his future – but how should his time at the King Power Stadium be remembered?

The Spaniard has been in the role for two-and-a-half years, taking over in September 2016 after Steve Walsh left for Everton.

In that period, City have made 17 senior signings, either permanently or on loan.

 

Here, we pick out the best five.

 

Wilfred Ndidi, £17m, Genk, January 2017

Macia’s first signing may go down as his best.

City were suffering a more extreme post-title downturn than expected and that was in part due to the club’s failure to find a true replacement for N’Golo Kante, sold to Chelsea the previous summer.

But as soon as the winter window, City brought in Wilfred Ndidi from Genk.

The Nigerian had some excellent ball-winning statistics at the Belgian side and brought those with him to City, making an immediate impact as the club pulled away from the relegation zone and reached the Champions League quarter-finals.

Since then, Ndidi has been almost ever-present in City’s line-up, and while he has not progressed as much as many hoped, at only 22, there is still plenty of time for him to improve.

Certainly, that £17m is a bargain.

 

Harry Maguire, £17m, Hull, June 2017

With Wes Morgan and Robert Huth surpassing a combined age of 65, City desperately needed a fresh face in their backline.

But spending a potential £17m on a young centre-back who had just one year of Premier League experience, in a relegated side, was a gamble.

Harry Maguire of Leicester City in action with Denis Odoi of Fulham (Image: Plumb Images/Getty Images)
However, mere months into his King Power career, it was evident that City had pulled off a coup.

Harry Maguire’s ability on the ball was among the best in the division for a centre-half and he quickly became a fan favourite and England regular.

His first season ended with the player of the year award and a goal in a World Cup quarter-final victory.

Of course, those achievements attract interest from above but if City do sell, they will likely get triple the fee they paid.

 

Ricardo Pereira, £20m, Porto, May 2018

City went four years without signing an out-and-out right-back, the club comfortable to let Danny Simpson keep hold of the role.

But last summer, they made a move for one of the most highly-rated full-backs in European football.

After a wobbly start in defence, Ricardo Pereira has shown to be money well spent.

His ability going forward is undoubted, the Portuguese international providing five assists and two goals so far this campaign.

And at the back, he has adjusted well to English football and has become resolute, challenging Ndidi for the title of City’s top tackler.

 

Jonny Evans, £3.5m, West Brom, June 2018

A year before Leicester signed Jonny Evans, West Brom were rejecting £20million+ bids from Manchester City and Arsenal for the Northern Irishman.

But as interest fell away, Leicester remained keen and with the Baggies relegated, a clause in Evans’ contract meant he was available at a snip.

A title-winner with bags of evidence but who is far from over the hill, Evans has been a fine signing for Leicester.

Leicester City's Jonny Evans celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game with Ricardo Pereira during the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium (Image: Nigel French/PA Wire)
First stepping in when Maguire was injured and now playing alongside the England international in place of Morgan, Leicester’s defence has looked much more solid whenever Evans has featured.

 

James Maddison, £24m, Norwich, June 2018

City had, for some time, lacked a true no.10.

But with Shinji Okazaki’s support striker role becoming less effective, City needed a creative force to take his place and push the club up the table.

City gambled on a player from the Championship, but James Maddison has made an immediate impact.

The 22-year-old has adapted to the higher stage well and has been doing exactly what the club hoped he would: fashioning opportunities.

In fact, Maddison leads the Premier League and the rest of Europe for key passes this term.

Given his age and inexperience at the top level, he will only get better.

 

 

And the rest

Here are Macia’s other signings:

Molla Wague, loan, Udinese, January 2017
Vicente Iborra, £15m, Sevilla, July 2017
Eldin Jakupovic, £2m, Hull, July 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho, £25m, Man City, August 2017
Aleksandar Dragovic, loan, Bayer Leverkusen, August 2017
Adrien Silva, £22m, Sporting Lisbon, August 2017
Fousseni Diabate, £2m, Gazelec, January 2018
Danny Ward, £12m, Liverpool, July 2018
Rachid Ghezzal, £12m, Monaco, August 2018
Filip Benkovic, £13m, Dinamo Zagreb, August 2018
Caglar Soyuncu, £19m, Freiburg, August 2018
Youri Tielemans, loan, Monaco, January 2019


Who is Macia’s best City signing? Vote in the poll below.

 

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/eduardo-macias-five-best-leicester-2645051

You will have to say Pereira! He may turn out to be a bargain. Evans is second for me given he was signed for only 3.5 mil! 

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1 hour ago, henrik_62 said:

On that note is Wilson any better than Harvey Barnes also?  Surely better developing your own player than Liverpool's.

Barnes is better for sure. But if a young player joins on loan then even if there is no option to buy, the player might end up moving to the loan club anyway as this happens quite often, e.g. Ake, Lukaku. The only time it doesn't seem to work out is if the player totally smashes it, a bit like Barnes did for West Brom (Darren Moore is super unlucky). Wilson might be great but is he getting ahead of Mane, Salah, Shaqiri any time soon? I doubt it, so I could see him ending up at a mid table club for a few seasons before he reaches the next level, if he ever does.

 

The thing with transfers is Leicester have seen both the best and worst of it. Vardy / Mahrez / Kante are some of the best ever in PL history, but then big money purchases like Slimani, Silva, Musa, Nacho have been expensive flops. Perhaps the Tielemans situation is the best middle ground. Loan the player first, then pay the premium. We won't get a bargain this way, but at the same time we are unlikely to have our trousers pulled down either. 40M is expensive, but from what we have seen, TIelemans would be worth it, which we would not have known if we just outright purchased him.

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Is this finally happening then? I swear I've read more about his links to Bordeaux than his transfer activities. I'm going to start calling him Edward Bordeaux Macia. It will save time and typing.

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34 minutes ago, Outfox the Fox said:

Macia leaving on, "Friday" (don't know if that's today, or next Friday):-

 

https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/rodgers-to-aid-hunt-for-new-recruitment-boss-37915878.html

Only just spotted this - it is today (15 March):-

 

https://www.lcfc.com/news/1105632/eduardo-maci-to-leave-leicester-city/press-release

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Some decent signings while he was here. Hopefully someone else can come in and sign some even better ones! :)

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I'd love us to go after Paul Mitchell at Leipzig or Kieran Scott from Norwich. Scott is working under a very shrewd sporting director in Stuart Webber and he might be persuaded to join Rodgers revolution.

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40 minutes ago, Ric Flair said:

I'd love us to go after Paul Mitchell at Leipzig or Kieran Scott from Norwich. Scott is working under a very shrewd sporting director in Stuart Webber and he might be persuaded to join Rodgers revolution.

 Whoever we appointment it's so important we find the right person, because it's going to effect us for several years. 

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Macia wasn’t responsible for maguire or Maddison or Evans and how influential was puel re Ricardo?

 

if he turns out to have been pivotal re benkovic/Caglar and they turn out to be big players for us then I guess that’s a big plus but I’m not convinced he has been especially great ....

 

 

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1 hour ago, st albans fox said:

Macia wasn’t responsible for maguire or Maddison or Evans and how influential was puel re Ricardo?

 

if he turns out to have been pivotal re benkovic/Caglar and they turn out to be big players for us then I guess that’s a big plus but I’m not convinced he has been especially great ....

 

 

It's a very subjective role, but the general consensus is he's done fairly well most places he's been at. The signings we have made with him at the helm were certainly an upgrade on that period between Walsh considering leaving, then leaving and Macia coming in.

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