Expert reveals who signs and sells players at Leicester City
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Expert reveals who signs and sells players at Leicester City

May 08, 2024

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Leicester City director of football Jon Rudkin stands with chairman of Leicester City Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on April 15, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

An expert on Leicester City has revealed which person signs and sells players for the Foxes in contemporary times. The answer is possibly intriguing to many. In addition to that, there is a shcok suggestion that German superclub Bayern Munich want to take Wilfred Ndidi on loan.

Jon Rudkin takes a lot of stick from the Blue Army. Some accusations are rightfully made, other suspicions are simply conjecture, embellishment and hearsay. Nevertheless, Rudkin has presided over more problems and solutions in the transfer market in recent years, somehow avoiding repercussions. But how is the King Power outfit’s business actually conducted? Thanks to Leicestershire Live reporter Jordan Blackwell, we now know which individuals of the LCFC hierarchy are involved in signing and selling Foxes. Read Blackwell’s comments below:

Getting players out of the door will be a collaborative process but it will be Rudkin leading it, though I know there was a story last year about Whelan needing to step in to broker the deal with Chelsea over Fofana, which was at an impasse. I do think a big part of the problem is that City are usually dealing with foreign clubs when trying to move players on, and they simply don’t have the money. If City are selling a player, they will want to make as much of the fee back as possible, or if they’re loaning, they will want as much of the wages covered as possible. But English clubs pay so much for players, and pay such high wages, that often the negotiating clubs are miles apart when discussions start. That said, if City don’t move on players that Maresca doesn’t want, then it doesn’t feel like they’ve learned from last year.

As for incomings, it’s a joint process between Glover, Maresca, and Rudkin. In January, for Glover’s first window, it seemed like he was completely in charge. Rodgers had comparatively little input in the arrivals of Souttar, Kristiansen, and Tete, other than wanting players for those positions. With Maresca, he came with a list of targets that he discussed with the club, with Casadei chief among them, obviously knowing him already. But Coady and Winks were club signings, and even though Maresca has said Hermansen was his number one target, the club were in touch with Brondby before they had the manager was appointed.

While Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi is seemingly a part of boss Maresca’s vision on Filbert Way, the former is another Foxes star who many fans and pundits consider likely to leave Leicester this summer. Though, as I say, the defensive midfielder has started most of the games this season, being involved heavily each time he does.

Ndidi’s LCFC contract reportedly expires at the end of the current campaign, and with the east Midlands team’s status currently not elite, top clubs are eyeing him up. I would imagine that the Italian at Leicester’s helm will figuratively fight for his presumed important player to stay.

Nevertheless, sides as notable as Bayern Munich are interested in acquiring Ndidi’s services, even if on a part-time basis. That’s right, stern des Südens want the 26-year-old on a loan deal. I am obviously suspicious of this rumour; even if true, a permanent switch would surely be more believable. Read more from German journalist Georg Holzner here.