Leicester City supporters have been drowning their sorrows in the Transfer Tavern in the last few hours after seeing their side go down 5-0 at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, thus extending their winless run to four matches.
Claude Puel’s men went into their clash with the relegation-threatened Eagles having drawn one and lost the other two of their preceding three league games, a streak which has brought to an end their hopes of qualifying for European football. And those dreams are now in complete tatters after a shambolic display at Selhurst Park on Saturday, with goals from Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Patrick van Aanholt, and Christian Benteke sealing a comprehensive victory for Roy Hodgson’s side, thus all but sealing their Premier League status.
As such, there have been many angry and disappointed Foxes supporters in the Tavern in recent times, several of whom are getting increasingly frustrated with manager Puel, what with their team having won just four times since the turn of the year.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Leicester fans to get their teeth into, not least recent reports suggesting that their club will hold talks with defender Robert Huth about his future at the King Power Stadium this coming week.
Yet the Midlands outfit should consider getting rid of the £4.5 million-rated outcast (as per Transfermarkt) this summer at the expiration of his contract, as he is nowhere near good enough anymore for what the Foxes seek to achieve.
Ultimately, the 33-year-old was magnificent in helping Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester win the Premier League title back in 2016, appearing in all but three of their league games and striking up a formidable partnership with Wes Morgan to help the Foxes to the most unlikely of triumphs.
However, things have moved on this season and now Huth is way down the pecking order at the King Power Stadium, with summer signing Harry Maguire proving his worth with several impressive efforts, while Morgan and indeed Aleksandar Dragovic have done reasonably well over the course of the campaign.
Thus, there doesn’t appear to be any place for the 33-year-old in Puel’s starting eleven, and given he is approaching the twilight of his career, he may well seek to move on in a bid for more regular first team football.
Yes, he spent the first half of the season out injured, but he has since returned to full fitness and still failed to make a single Premier League appearance for Leicester, which itself is indicative of his struggles, both in the present and possibly in the future as well.
And with Leicester somewhat struggling defensively in recent times, the fact he still is unable to command regular football underlines that he is simply not good enough, and as such should not have his contract extended – ultimately, it’s time to go.
Thus, the 2016 league champions should seek to get rid of the defender this summer.
Leicester fans… what do you think? Let us know!
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