}); The Leicester line-up to make them Premier League title challengers with Patson Daka and Jamie Vardy in deadly partnership, free agent Ryan Bertrand and Boubakary Soumare in midfield - UK News Broadcasts

The Leicester line-up to make them Premier League title challengers with Patson Daka and Jamie Vardy in deadly partnership, free agent Ryan Bertrand and Boubakary Soumare in midfield


Leicester have been astute in current switch home windows and this summer time appears to be no completely different.

The Foxes confirmed the £23million signing of Patson Daka on Wednesday after keeping off curiosity from Liverpool and West Ham.

Daka could terrify Premier League defences next season


Daka might terrify Premier League defences subsequent season

Daka scored 34 objectives for Purple Bull Salzburg final season and is seen because the inheritor to Jamie Vardy, who turns 35 subsequent 12 months.

Whereas Kelechi Iheanacho ended the 2020/21 season with 19 objectives for Leicester, a strike partnership between Daka and Vardy could possibly be too tempting to disregard.

Harvey Barnes will even be getting back from a critical knee damage and will probably be combating for a spot in that entrance line.

talkSPORT additionally understands Ryan Bertrand is ready to signal for the membership on a free switch, having left Southampton.

Timothy Castagne performed at left-back for big elements of final season, however performs at right-back for Belgium and may play additional ahead as a wing-back.

The spectacular James Justin will return sooner or later to present supervisor Brendan Rodgers a wealth of choices at full-back.

Bertrand is set to join Leicester on a free transfer


Bertrand is ready to affix Leicester on a free switch

Ricardo Pereira failed to point out his true type when getting back from a critical knee damage final December, however will even be combating to be included.

Leicester need to safe one other sensible little bit of enterprise by signing Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare for round £22m.

The France Underneath-21 worldwide helped Lille beat Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title final time period.

And a hard-working midfield trio consisting of Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi and Soumare could possibly be seen on the King Energy subsequent season in varied completely different guises.

Soumare is expected to join Leicester in the forthcoming weeks


Soumare is anticipated to affix Leicester within the forthcoming weeks

James Maddison discovered it onerous to take care of his type when getting back from damage in April and didn’t rating or register an help in his last 10 video games of the season, so he might need a combat on his arms getting his beginning place again.

At centre-back, Rodgers has three trusted gamers to select from, together with Caglar Soyuncu, who has been linked with strikes to each Manchester golf equipment, Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana.

Daka has signed a five-year deal with Leicester

Daka has signed a five-year cope with Leicester

Leicester will probably be taking part in Europa League soccer for a second successive marketing campaign after lacking out on a Champions League spot on the ultimate day of final season.

No different membership spent extra time within the Premier League’s prime 4 than Leicester (242 days) within the 2020/21 season.

However Daka’s objectives and Soumare’s high quality in midfield might give Rodgers’ aspect that additional push of their pursuit of a prime 4 end or possibly much more.

Right here is how Leicester might line-up in varied formations.


Rodgers has been fluid along with his formation selections, mixing it up relying on opponents.

The troublesome he could have is having the ability to embrace Barnes, Daka, Vardy and Iheanacho in the identical group.

Somebody has to drop out, on this occasion it’s Vardy with Daka taking over the central position.

Leicester have employed formations with three on the again efficiently final season, together with within the triumphant FA Cup last.

How Leicester could line-up in a 3-4-3 formation

How Leicester might line-up in a 3-4-Three formation


If Rodgers needs to play with two strikers up entrance, then a 3-5-2 could possibly be the way in which to go.

Bertrand and Castagne are each good going ahead and will present the assist at wing-backs to the attackers.

This could additionally enable for Rodgers to incorporate the midfield trio of Soumare, Tielemans and Ndidi.

How Leicester could line-up in a 3-5-2

How Leicester might line-up in a 3-5-2


This formation would enable extra of Rodgers’ attacking abilities to be included in a entrance three.

The quartet could possibly be largely interchangeable in a few of the positions and others could need to play out of their favoured positions to get a beginning place.

How Leicester could line-up with a 4-3-3

How Leicester might line-up with a 4-3-3


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