Fofana & Evans issues
Leicester have had some seriously bad injury luck of late, with the Foxes being forced to start the new campaign without two of their three main central defenders.
Jonny Evans is currently sidelined, with Brendan Rodgers recently stating he may not be back until after the international break in September:
Jonny Evans could be out until September: “It’s still that plantar fascia,” Rodgers confirmed. “He’s improving but at the moment, we’re looking at maybe after the international break.”
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 6, 2021
Elsewhere, Leicester are also set to be without rising star Wesley Fofana for a prolonged period.
The 20-year-old was on the receiving end of a ridiculous tackle vs Villarreal in a pre-season match recently, with it since having been confirmed that Fofana will be out for the rest of 2021:
Leicester City’s Community Shield victory was tempered by the news that Wesley Fofana will be out for the rest of the year because of the leg injury he suffered in a friendly match against Villarreal earlier this week
— Times Sport (@TimesSport) August 8, 2021
Leicester eye Southampton defender
This, of course, leaves Leicester very light at the back for their season-opener at the weekend.
Now, to help solve their centre-back woes, the Foxes look to be eyeing up Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard.
According to the Telegraph, Leicester have held talks with Southampton over the 29-year-old, who featured 30 times in the league for the Saints last term.
In terms of a potential fee, it is claimed the Dane will be available for less than the £25m Southampton reportedly wanted from Leicester two seasons ago due to him now being in the final year of his contract.
Leicester have held talks over Jannik Vestergaard deal following Fofana/Evans injuries. He is a strong candidate among centre-backs being considered. 1 year left on #SaintsFC deal (included in @TelegraphDucker Martial story here 👇) https://t.co/HWwRK0VCYe#LCFC
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) August 10, 2021
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