Robin Gosens and Harry Maguire are both players linked with Leicester. Harry Maguire impressed during the World Cup, while Gosens had to see the tournament from his sofa, not picked by Flick and Germany.
Both players have previously been connected with Leicester, but we do not believe these are permanent moves. Loans appear to be more feasible, and if they are, it will be a huge boost for Leicester.
With the hope of retaining both Tielemans and Maddison for the remainder of the season, Maguire and Gosens would be valuable additions in challenging positions, with the potential to secure starting roles in the Leicester team. Maguire will play in central defense alongside Wout Faes and Robin Gosens on the left, with Timothy Castagne perhaps playing on the right.
Man Utd will not be able to secure Maguire’s future at Old Trafford with new manager Erik ten Hag possibly looking for younger alternatives and other types of defensive skills. Maguire’s contract is also a massive problem as other clubs that potentially could take him on will not be able to bring that type of money on the table.
Loans are different as compensation payments could balance it all, we did see with Wayne Rooney, while at Everton and DC United, he was still being paid down on his contract with Man Utd. So there are models to work on to secure Maguire game time at the very highest level. He has during the World Cup shown skills that Leicester needs and alongside Faes, it would be a perfect fit.
Robin Gosens’ name has already been associated with Leicester, and he is also a wonderful fit. Brendan Rodgers would benefit greatly from his style of play and expertise at this point.
Players like Ricardo Pereira, Ryan Bertrand, and Jonny Evans are obviously valuable, and their top level is high, but even with them in top form, strengthening in their areas is critical right now.
We hope that Brendan Rodgers can devise a strategy to bring in quality players at this level, which will also send a strong signal to Tielemans and Maddison that Leicester will not be resting on their laurels.