Leicester City have fallen into the trap of the modern-day transfer market where an expensive sale, more often than not, equates an expensive signing.
The latest reports claimed that the Foxes have agreed on an £80m fee with Manchester United for Harry Maguire. With the Englishman set to quit the King Power Stadium this summer, Brendan Rodgers has to find a replacement soon.
And who has the Leicester manager picked to replace the defensive giant? Well, it is no other than 1-time England international, Lewis Dunk.
The man has played his entire career with Bright & Hove Albion, other than the two-year loan spell at Bristol City. He has amassed 200 appearances and has also come to establishing himself as a solid Premier League centre-half.
But, at 26 years old, is he worth £45m? No! The Sun claims that Rodgers has already met Brighton’s valuation and is set to conclude as deal soon enough.
Dunk has grown into a top-flight player all the way back from League One football, just like Maguire but he has not stood enough to warrant that sort of fees. Sure, in a relegation fighting Brighton side, he might be an instrumental member of the squad but is he really as good as a Davinson Sanchez (£37m) or a Leonardo Bonucci (£35m)?
In the most logical sense, I guess, only time will tell. Leicester are definitely gaining momentum in their bid for a European spot next season.