Well we complained about a lack of Leicester City transfer news and the floodgates opened. We have learned the lesson to be much more specific with our wishes.
It was actually quite a busy week of announcements for the Foxes, even before we get to the apparently divisive (and in my opinion fantastic) maroon away kit.
First there was an unexpected new deal for Nampalys Mendy. I guess you could even count this as a new signing because I think he technically left very briefly.
Again this seemed to split the fans. Many appreciate the frenchman’s steady and reliable play, but I’d like to ask those people to right now bring to mind their greatest highlight from his time here. I’ve got nothing.
Things did get much better from there. James Maddison is sticking around for 4 more years. Or at least, is now on a contract that would make him much more expensive if he doesn’t. Everything about that is great for the club.
Madders is ready for 2020/21— Leicester City (@LCFC) August 24, 2020
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Luke Thomas has also committed to a long term extension. It was well earned in his brief first team experience and a good decision from the team to get it sorted out quickly, before any outside interest had a chance to get involved.
And then there’s Jamie Vardy, who signed a 3 year extension. His contract wasn’t running out soon, there was no real need for it, but can you argue with locking down someone like that?
But that was it. A flurry of excitement that led to no new players joining the team. With September fast approaching and preseason friendlies underway, the squad is one player shorter than it was and that player was an England international.
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There’s still time, but at this point you’d have to say that this has been a very bad summer for Leicester City.
With the Europa League, the squad will need to be deeper this year. With Fuchs and Ricardo injured and Jonny Evans suspended, the squad will need to be deeper right from the start.
I always try to fight against fan entitlement, but when you look at the incredible progress this club has made and the position that they’re in going into next season, this window really has not been good enough.