Leicester City are going strong under manager Claude Puel, with the French boss leading the Foxes into the top half of the table having taken over from Craig Shakespeare earlier in the campaign.
Fans here in The Transfer Tavern are confident that their side can continue to progress, and told our manager over a cold pint that they hoped their boss would be given the funds to improve the squad this month to ensure a late push for European qualification. Talismanic winger Riyad Mahrez looks likely to stay until at least the end of the season, but the East Midlands bunch are concerned over his long-term future, and beginning to source a replacement now is a primary target. With the club’s shock Premier League title still fresh in the minds of the world, Leicester has a draw, and our landlord thinks the club is affluent enough to secure the signature of Italian hot shot, Domenico Berardi.
The 23-year-old broke onto the scene as a teenager during the 2013/14 season, where he notched an incredible sixteen goals and six assists as Sassuolo defied all expectations in the league. Berardi appeared to solidify himself as the real deal the following year, when he continued his excellent form with fifteen goals and ten assists, but since then his output has slowly dwindled with his side’s form.
Thirteen goals and seventeen assists in the league over the past two-and-a-half seasons isn’t an abysmal record by any means, but it has seen the player fail to secure a dream move to a top European club. Leicester could now be a viable option for the Italian international, and Berardi should certainly consider a switch to the Premier League to freshen up his stalling career. Rated at £20.7m by the good people over at Transfermarkt, the possibilities are endless for their promising young star.
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