According to a recent report from The Leicester Mercury, Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury could be set for a move away come the New Year. The 21-year-old came up through the ranks at the King Power Stadium and has since made his bow in the first team, only to struggle for regular game time under manager Claude Puel this season to plunge his short-term future at the club into doubt.
And reports suggest that Puel is willing to offload the midfielder on loan in the January transfer window in a bid for first team football, which should be of keen interest to Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers given the huge success they have had in luring fellow Leicester youngster Filip Benkovic to Parkhead this season.
Ultimately, Croatia international Benkovic only made the move to Leicester during the summer as Puel sought to bolster his centre back ranks for both the present and indeed the future, although a likely lack of first team football saw Rodgers’ Bhoys swoop in to take the defender on loan.
And what an inspired decision that is proving to be as the 21-year-old has been absolutely magnificent for the Scottish giants so far this term, appearing in each of their last ten Scottish Premiership matches, in which time he has played his part in a remarkable six clean sheets for Rodgers’ team.
Thus, it’s pretty clear that both Celtic and indeed Benkovic have reaped the rewards from the defender’s temporary move to Parkhead back in the summer, and the same could well happen for the Bhoys and midfielder Choudhury were Rodgers to launch a move for the 21-year-old.
The England Under-21 international has only mustered 11 senior appearances for Leicester in recent years, but several of them have been impressive ones to underline just how bright a future he has in the game.
And that was none-more-so evident than his excellent display in their Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester City earlier this week, with Choudhury proving his midfield capabilities with strength and tenacity off the ball to help the Foxes control aspects of the game in the middle of the park, while he also showed quality on the ball in seeking to launch attacks.
As such, there is clearly a very talented midfielder in the 21-year-old just waiting to have that potential unlocked, and who better to do so than Celtic manager Rodgers, whose proven track-record down the years of improving and nurturing young players into stars is second-to-none.
Significantly, Choudhury only need look at what a loan spell at Celtic has done for Benkovic following his move there back in August to know that Parkhead is the place to be in 2019.
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