Leicester City fans will be looking forward to next season with Brendan Rodgers at the helm.
The Northern Irishman took over from Claude Puel in February and brought the joy back to football at the King Power with some impressive performances during the back end of the season.
Leicester finished in the top 10 but missed out on 7th place – and the chance to play in the Europa League – with Rodgers surely looking to bring European football back to the club.
Rodgers will now also be able to use the next couple of months to shape his squad in the transfer window, with many of players currently at the club signed by Puel.
One area in which he could look to strengthen is at striker, with Kelechi Iheanacho failing to impress as Jamie Vardy’s deputy last season. The Nigerian scored once in 30 Premier League appearances and needs to be replaced.
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Petagna has been linked with a move to Leicester after scoring 16 goals in the Serie A for SPAL last season. The forward would be a different option to Jamie Vardy in terms of his style of play.
Maupay found the back of the net 28 times for Brentford in all competitions last season. The Frenchman would be a terrific addition to Leicester’s squad if they brought him in.
Batshuayi impressed on loan to Crystal Palace in the second half of last season and could be ready to leave Chelsea. The Belgian international is a proven goalscorer and would be a solid signing for the Foxes.
The Birmingham City striker is pacey, direct, and a good finisher. He would be a very promising signing for Leicester if they were able to prise him away from St. Andrew’s.
Drmic has been released by Borussia Monchengladbach after struggling with injuries, but could get back to his best if given the chance. The Swiss international has been a regular in the Bundesliga for a number of seasons.
Welbeck will be available on a free transfer next month upon the expiry of his Arsenal contract. The England international could be a shrewd addition for Leicester’s squad.
The best season of Sturridge’s career came when he was at Liverpool with Rodgers. The pair could reunite this summer with Sturridge set to leave Anfield on a free next month.
The 30-year-old striker netted 16 times in the Serie A for Cagliari last season and would be a useful option for Rodgers to call upon. He would also add a wealth of experience to a young squad.