Former Leicester City defender Steve Howey does not think Dennis Praet has done too much wrong at the King Power, putting his struggles down to midfield competition.
Praet made just 10 league starts last season, partly due to injury, and could now be heading for the Leicester exit door.
According to The Sun, the 27-year-old has given manager Brendan Rodgers an ultimatum: play him or lose him.
Will Praet leave this summer?
Given the Leicester boss’ current midfield options, though, it is hard to imagine him giving Praet any guarantees. And for Howey, it is those other midfield options that have made life at the King Power difficult for the Belgian.
“I think it’s been difficult for him to get into the team because the players that are in those positions have done exceptionally well,” the former Leicester centre-back exclusively told TT.
“It’s not to say he’s a bad player because he certainly is a very good player. Sometimes a player goes to a club and it doesn’t quite work out.”
Indeed, the likes of Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi have done exceptionally well in the middle of the park for Leicester.
As per WhoScored, the former had one of the best passes per league game averages in the Foxes’ squad last season, while the latter made more interceptions per match than any of his team-mates. It leaves Praet in a real tricky spot.
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