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Ward done: Puel must now complete Leicester’s summer business by landing these 2 stars

Leicester City supporters in the Transfer Tavern are eagerly anticipating the 2018/19 Premier League season, what with their side seeking to improve upon a solid ninth place finish last time round.

The Foxes made a pretty poor start to the campaign which eventually resulted in Craig Shakespeare’s sacking, from which ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel took over in a bid to move them away from the relegation zone. And the Frenchman did just that by helping the side to a top half finish in the top-flight, although their disappointing form in 2018 somewhat increased the pressure on Puel given they won just five of their 18 league games from the turn of the year.

Nonetheless, there are many excited and expectant Leicester fans up and down the country, several of whom are likely to be interested by news that their side have completed a deal to bring Danny Ward from Liverpool.

The 25-year-old has seen Roma shot-stopper Alisson make the move to Anfield in recent times to push him even further down Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order, to the point that the Foxes have officially confirmed his arrival, thought to be for £12.5 million.

And having already brought Jonny Evans, Ricardo Pereira, and James Maddison to the King Power Stadium this summer, Puel is certainly going about the transfer window in a shrewd way, with Ward’s arrival likely to provide stern competition to current number one Kasper Schmeichel.

And with that deal done, Puel should seek to complete Leicester’s summer of business by luring these TWO stars to the 2016 league champions…

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