- Match Analysis
Claudio Ranieri has already identified Troy Deeney and Yannick Bolasie as two players Leicester City need to bring in this summer, ahead of their Champions League campaign next season.
The Foxes lifted the Premier League at home to Everton on Saturday, after winning 3-1, securing their first ever top-flight title in their history. And now the Italian is ready to prepare for next season, by splashing £40 million o both Deeney and Bolasie, this season.
After helping secure promotion to the Premier League with Watford last campaign, and helping the Hornets to retain their top-flight status, Ranieri has admired Deeney’s performances and is ready to make a move this summer, having netted 13 goals this campaign.
Meanwhile, Bolasie is understood to be keen on a move to one of the more traditionally big sides in the Premier League. However, Ranieri is confident that he can tempt the DR Congo international to the King Power Stadium, with Champions League football on offer.
The 26-year-old winger has netted six times for Crystal Palace this campaign, with the south Londoners having massively slumped in form, in the second half of the season.
Deeney could form an all-English frontline with England striker Jamie Vardy, while Bolasie would add competition in the wide areas. However, the Watford striker is settled with the Hornets, and may need some convincing, to uproot from the club he has been at since 2010.
Ranieri is in need of a much bigger squad, as the compete both domestically and in Europe, next campaign. And it is expected to be a busy summer for the Foxes, with the club’s scouts already working hard to unearth another top talent, like they found in both N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez.
The potential arrival of Bolasie could make way for Mahrez to leave, although it seems quite likely that the Algeria international will stay with Leicester for, at least, another season.