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Thursday Thoughts: Foxes in Asia and the latest transfer rumors

Not Lewandowski, but the next best (Polish) striker could be joining Leicester this summer

He'd look nice in Leicester blue, don't you think?
He'd look nice in Leicester blue, don't you think?
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Leicester City FC hit the streets of Thailand in celebration of it's Premier League title on Thursday. Club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has brought the Foxes to his homeland where they received a hero's welcome in Bangkok.

Another championship parade was held for the team as an open-top bus brought Leicester through the heart of Bangkok as a large crowd of Thai fans cheered for the team.


Numerous transfer rumors have floated around the King Power Stadium since Leicester was crowned champions of England, and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, son of owner Vichai, confirmed that the team is, in fact, looking to add some reinforcements for next season.

I am extremely happy with the current squad we have, but next season we have so many more competitions. We have to add some players. Maybe we will add three or four. If we sign more it will not be down to me, but the scouts and manager. They have the sharp eyes to bring in amazing players.

- Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha

Three new faces have emerged as possible candidates for a transfer, all of whom are offensive assets - Gylfi Sigurdsson, Arkadiusz Milik, and Filip Kostic.

Sigurdsson, an Icelandic international, played for Swansea City this past season and is one of the top midfielders in the Premier League. He helped create chances for Andre Ayew this season while also scoring nine goals since the new year began. With an even more prolific strike force at Leicester, Sigurdsson could be an important acquisition to help the Foxes defend the title.

Milik, who has spent time at Ajax Amsterdam, will be playing at the Euros as a strike partner to Robert Lewandowski with Poland this summer. The Polish striker has dominated the Eredivisie, scoring 47 goals in 76 appearances with the Dutch giants. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri is reportedly looking to negotiate a 15 million pound fee for Milik this summer.

Kostic featured for VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga this past season, seeing his club relegated from the German top flight. Stuttgart are likely to see a mass exodus of its players, and Kostic will likely be heading to either Southampton or Leicester. Kostic could be a more permanent solution at left-wing than Mark Albrighton or Jeff Schlupp, adding experience and skill to the Leicester midfield.

All three players provide additional goal-scoring threats, and could make Leicester even more dangerous offensively.



How time flies! One of the best teams in the English Championship took a chance on a young goal-scorer from non-league Fleetwood Town, and the talented forward led the Foxes to Championship and Premier League titles.

Congratulations for a Foxy four years, Jamie Vardy!