Leicester City lacked an attacking edge without Jamie Vardy against Tottenham last weekend.
The England international was sidelined against the Lilywhites with a groin injury, and the Foxes struggled to cope with his absence. Goals from Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli secured a comfortable victory for Spurs with Leicester rarely troubling Hugo Lloris between the sticks. The result ends Leicester’s six-match unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Despite not losing in recent weeks, Claude Puel’s men have lumbered to various draws after failing to be clinical in front of goal. Against Tottenham, Leicester looked more dangerous following the introduction of Rachid Ghezzal but still looked to be severely lacking in the final third – an issue that Puel should look to address as soon as possible.
One man who could provide the edge they have been missing is Palmeiras forward – Roger Guedes. Valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, the Brazilian is currently on loan in China with Shandong Luneng and has been hugely impressive during his brief stay in the country so far. The 22-year-old netted nine goals in 12 appearances in Brazil before moving to China where he has scored twice as well as assisting two for his team-mates. The Foxes would be wise to give him the chance to impress in England once his spell in Asia is over.
A quick forward with fantastic dribbling ability, Guedes would slot seamlessly into the Leicester front line. With creative players like James Maddison behind him, the former Criciuma youngster’s talents would be elevated, and his goal output is bound to increase working in a squad of Leicester’s quality. Guedes would be a constant menace on the right wing, averaging 2.3 successful dribbles per game so far this season (WhoScored).
Despite his inexperience at the highest level, this move would be a risk worth taking for Puel.
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