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Leicester City preparing to play waiting game in pursuit of 24-year-old defender

The Leicester City supporters here in the Football Transfer Tavern were delighted to hear that interim boss Craig Shakespeare had been given the job on a permanent basis, after he oversaw a mini revival that pulled the Foxes clear of relegation.

Premier League title winning manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked last season with the club teetering on the brink of the bottom three, with Shakespeare handed managerial duties following the Italian’s departure.

After defying the odds and winning the title during 2015/16 it is quite a difficult task to assess what is realistic when it comes to a good season for the Foxes, who will probably hope to be in and around the top half during 2017/18.

Our landlord has been flicking through the paper this morning and he has spotted an article in the Leicester Mercury that claims the Foxes are prepared to play a waiting game with regards to Middlesbrough central defender Ben Gibson.

The 24-year-old is sought after this summer following Middlesbrough’s relegation last season and the Foxes have their hat firmly in the ring, as Shakespeare looks to bolster his defensive unit ahead of the big kick-off.

The article seems to indicate that clubs may have to wait until the back end of the transfer window to secure the services of Gibson, who seems destined to stay in the Premier League should a club part with the £25 million valuation on his head.

One Leicester fan is throwing some darts at the brand new dart board here in the Tavern and he thinks that Gibson would be a quality signing, stating that the club should do all they can to secure his services.

Leicester City fans, would you welcome Gibson to the King Power? Let us know in the comments below!!!

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