Leicester City achieved the impossible last season by winning the Premier League title but that is in the past as everyone is now keen to see how they follow it up this summer. One major obstacle standing in their way is to keep hold of the star performers in their title triumph.
Likes of N’golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are linked with all the top teams in England are certain to quit King Power Stadium ahead of next season. But then we all knew that was going to happen after their inhuman efforts last season.
However, what worries me is the lack of intensity from the Champions to bring in able replacements. So far we have not heard The Foxes get linked with any top players, which can only be down to Leicester’s lack of pursual and nothing else.
They are the reigning Premier League Champions, enough money to invest (specially after the new TV rights money), they have got Champions League football and one of the most infectious managers in the league, Claudio Ranieri.
Despite all these factors going their way, Leicester have not capitalized on it and are rather waiting for the inevitable to happen. When Vardy, Kante and Mahrez leave (which they will do), Leicester will be left with very little time to seek replacements who can have a similar impact like they had.
While Leicester’s scouting team have been known to find hidden gems in the past but things have changed now where The Foxes are no longer just ONE of the 20 Premier League teams, they have moved in to the elite group where it requires a certain level of players to succeed.
They no longer can rely only on players who are only good enough, Leicester need to spend intelligently and attract big names to King Power if they want to keep pushing the bar even higher.
However, if they wait and keep selling their best players they will end up like Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United, who also went on to win the English Football’s top-flight title but nobody remembers them that way anymore, do they?
Choice is up to Leicester City now to to pick between being just one season wonder or do they want to be seen as the growing force in Premier League?