Leicester City’s astonishing season so far has rightfully earned them plenty of plaudits and admirers as last May’s relegation survivors fly high in second spot going into the new year.
With Champions League football a distinct possibility it also affords them a significantly strengthened position in the transfer market and the Cutter understands the Foxes are determined to capitalise this January to ensure their fairytale has a happy ending. First and foremost their priority lies in securing more attacking options to take some of the pressure off Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez who have both been in sensational form with 28 Premier League goals between them yet a concern nags away that should either get injured or fade then Leicester’s top four aspirations will dwindle.
Which is why Claudio Ranieri is concentrating his attentions on a wide man capable of playing up front and topping his wish list is Ajax’s 20 year old sensation Anwar El Ghazi.
The 6 ft 2 Dutch international is a wanted man across Europe after developing into a talent of serious note, putting in a series of outstanding displays in the Eredivisie this term and scoring 8 goals into the bargain.
So snatching the ambitious youngster from the clutches of Manchester United and – reportedly – Barcelona won’t be an easy task and that’s before we get to the price tag which may be beyond Leicester’s means.
Leicester though are making a habit of upsetting the odds and don’t be surprised if El Ghazi is allowing Vardy and co some much-needed respite at the King Power Stadium before the window closes.