Leicester City supporters in the Transfer Tavern are very much looking forward to the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their side seeking to build upon their fine ninth place finish last term.
The Foxes made a sluggish start to the campaign which ultimately cost Craig Shakespeare his job, only for ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel to come in and help lift the club away from the bottom three. And the Frenchman eventually led the Midlands outfit to a top ten finish in the English top-flight, although many Leicester fans will be hoping for even better this time round given they struggled for form in the second half of last season.
Nonetheless, there are many excited Foxes supporters up and down the country, several of whom are wondering who the next break-out star could be at the King Power Stadium, as the club seek to set themselves up perfectly for the future.
And based on his efforts for the Under-18 side in recent times, 17-year-old wonderkid Conor Tee could well be the next man to come through the ranks into the Foxes first team.
The attacker made the move to the King Power Stadium back in 2013 and has since come up through the youth ranks at the Midlands outfit, becoming a regular part of the Under-18s set-up at the 2016 Premier League champions.
And last season saw the 17-year-old really come of age as he netted nine goals and laid on 11 assists for the Under-18s in the South division of the Under-18 Premier League – no-one set up more goals than the Leicester sensation.
And with the Foxes only netting 38 times over the course of the campaign, Tee was thus involved in over half the goals the side scored to further underline his credentials and indeed his potential, with it surely just a matter of time before he makes the step up to the development side.
Significantly, his rise through the ranks could well help Puel in his bid for a long-term number ten at Leicester, a position the Frenchman struggled to nail down throughout the 2017/18 campaign.
The likes of Demarai Gray, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Riyad Mahrez all fulfilled that role in Puel’s side over the course of the season to varying degrees of effect, to the point that Leicester have since splashed out £20 million on young Englishman James Maddison to fill that void.
And while the 21-year-old is supremely talented after an outstanding season at Norwich City last time out, Tee’s efforts in the youth ranks at Leicester suggest that, in a few years, he could well challenge the attacker to be the long-term number ten at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester fans… what do you think? Let us know!