Brendan Rodgers reveals Leicester City’s transfer plans for the summer
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has acknowledged that the club will surely spend in the transfer market at the end of the season. The east Midlands outfit are currently on course for a top half finish under Rodgers but the emphasis remains on bettering the team’s performances such that they can make the push for the European places.
Speaking in a press conference, the former Celtic boss acknowledged that his team will spend on new recruits during the summer, but they won’t have the luxury of mega-spending budget unlike the elite Premier League sides, he said: “Leicester will be in a certain market for a player. It is different to the top clubs, but our job is to find that talent earlier and if they are affordable and available, can we get them in, then see them grow and improve with us. That is our market and there is various aspects to signing a player, you may have watched them in training. You will have watched them in games of course. Then if you get permission you can speak to the player and get a good feel.”
The Foxes have impressed since the appointment of Rodgers in February but of late, they have dropped in terms of performances. After a four-match winning run, they have gone back-to-back matches where they have managed just one point, and Rodgers will be hoping to rectify the form before the end of the campaign.
The same won’t be easy with games against Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea to end the campaign but they have shown their giant-killing capability in the past. The Foxes face the Gunners during the upcoming weekend and the match could offer them with a good chance of returning to winning ways, considering the Gunners’ dreadful away league form. The north London side have won just one game on the road since the turn of the year.