Leicester City may still be licking their wounds after selling Harry Maguire, however, £80m in the bank, a new attacking midfielder and a clean sheet might just be the bandage they needed.
Leicester opted not to reinvest their funds into a central defender, which has left a big onus on a certain Caglar Soyuncu, who was able to be a part of a back four which kept Wolves at bay on Sunday (August 11).
The Foxes started their Premier League campaign with a 0-0 draw, which is far from perfect, but many Leicester fans took solace in the fact that their new centre-back replacement looked more than comfortable slipping into the very large boots of Harry Maguire.
According to WhoScored, the Turkish defender, just 23, made three tackles, three clearances, made 77 passes and had a very impressive 92.2 per cent pass success rate – something which will surely impress possession-based coach Brendan Rodgers.
If it hasn’t impressed Rodgers, it’s certainly impressed the Leicester fans, who many of which think they have a real gem in Soyuncu.
The defender joined the club from SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga last season for a meaty £19m (Sky Sports). It may have seemed a big fee for a player who only featured six times in the Premier League last season, but now Maguire has left a gap, we will now get a chance to see if he is cut out for the higher echelons of the Premier League.
Here are some of the responses from Leicester fans to his weekend’s performance.
£95 million man
— Jake Jurgen (@Jakejurg11) August 11, 2019
Man of the match for me
— Matt Sinclair (@Matt_Sinclair_) August 11, 2019
Plus two cruyff turns
— Dan V (@harlo786) August 11, 2019
— Jeremy Benson (@jembenson) August 11, 2019
It was a big shock.
— #LCFC Pink Hats (@MMAFOXES) August 12, 2019
MOM he’s a baller
— no fuchs given (@mickydeeeuk) August 12, 2019
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