The Leicester fans in the Transfer Tavern aren’t really too sure what to think at the moment after a turbulent end to what had been a pretty average season.
Their dramatic 5-4 loss to Tottenham on the final day presented a rollercoaster of emotions and thoughts in fan’s minds – mainly surrounding what would they do without Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian has been influential for the Foxes over the last few seasons, but the winger’s future – as with seemingly every transfer window – remains unclear.
Leicester have to confront this situation head-on by identifying a top replacement just in case he does leave the club, and one of our punters think that Kenedy, who is valued at £6.3 million by Transfer Markt, could be a great choice.
The Brazilian winger has come to life whilst on-loan at Newcastle, impressing in practically every game for the Magpies. A lot of interest is, naturally, likely to surround the 22-year-old after such performances but Leicester could have a desperate need to replace one of their star players so they would definitely need a good replacement.
Kenedy ended the season with 3 goals and 5 assists in his 19 appearances and although statically it isn’t a close match to the importance of Riyad Mahrez, Kenedy has time ahead to improve his game at the King Power Stadium.
As shown when playing for parent club Chelsea, the Brazilian is a capable versatility man having been utilised as a wing-back and a winger as well. His trickery and technical play make him a nuisance for every opposition player, and that’s where his main threat lies.
The Foxes may end up being resigned to the notion that Riyad Mahrez may eventually leave the club but if Kenedy can produce the top performances he’s shown whilst at Newcastle, the Brazilian could allow fans to quickly forget about their former hero.
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