Leicester tipped to pursue Dortmund’s Thorgan Hazard ahead of summer move
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Leicester want Hazard
With the ever-increasing prospect that Leicester City will be qualifying for the Champions League next season, the possible names in which the Foxes could now attract continues to grow.
Therefore, it is unsurprising to see speculation about a number of players in which Brendan Rodgers’ side could look to bring in in the summer of 2022.
Something which has grown throughout the team has been the number of Belgian players brought in by the club. Currently on their books are the likes of Youri Tielemans, Dennis Praet and Timothy Castagne.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Leicester City’s Timoty Castagne looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group G stage match between Leicester City and Zorya Luhansk at The King Power Stadium on October 22, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)
Expectantly, to then see another tipped with a move to the East Midlands club should not come as too much of a surprise. Borussia Dortmund’s Thorgan Hazard, according to Eurosport, is on the Foxes’ list and could be the man to provide attacking quality to the forward line.
The likes of Marc Albrighton and on loan Cengiz Under have not matched the output of England international Harvey Barnes and therefore adding further Champions League quality to the team will only help establish the club in England’s top 4.
Rodgers pleased at Maddison return
Despite Leicester’s impressive position in the table, they have suffered with a number of key injuries this season to players such as Wesley Fofana, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy, James Justin and most recently James Maddison.
The England international made his return against Manchester City in the 2-0 defeat and Rodgers has now spoken out about his pleasure at having a player of his quality back in the team for the run in.
“It was really good to get him back on the field again,” said Rodgers.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: James Maddison of Leicester City goes down injured during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on February 21, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
“He’s still a bit away from where his peak level will be but, yes, to have someone like James [Maddison] available for these important games coming up between now and the end of the season is good news for us.”
Leicester play West Ham this afternoon with an opportunity to open up a 5 point gap between themselves and 4th place, 7 points from 5th.