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Leicester City are enjoying a fiery start to their Premier League season and their latest win over Spurs has placed them second in the table heading into Christmas. Their current record sees them boast nine wins out of their 14 games played and there are only four points between them and the reigning champions Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers could have a great shot at securing his first Premier League title if the Foxes can stay in this impressive form, but that doesn’t mean they won’t need to hire new staff if the opportunity presents itself.
Should Leicester sign Ryan Christie?
According to 90min, Leicester is keeping a close eye on Celtic’s Ryan Christie as they head to the January transfer window. Rodgers has already worked with the Scottish international and a meeting could be at stake if the price is right.
Christie would be ideal for Leicester
The same report reveals that four clubs are interested in the shipwrecked winger of the Foxes, Demarai Gray, and Christie could be a suitable replacement for the English. However, the Scotsman is not a player Leicester should only be looking to sign as a fringe player. After his influential performances for both the club and the country this year, landing the all-around winger would be a very smart deal for Jon Rudkin and company.
Christie has contributed four goals and ten assists in all competitions for Celtic this season, according to Transfer market. His impressive numbers combined with his ability to play on either wing, as well as in midfield, would make Leicester even more dangerous in attack.
However, if the Scotsman does join the Foxes, it could spell trouble for Ayoze Pérez, who has already been struggling to buy time in the game this period. The arrival of £ 5.8 million Christie could mean even more absences for the Spaniard.
After Perez has slipped down the pecking order, this could be something Rodgers is willing to take a chance on. Christie was recently praised by Chris Sutton for having a “Fierce work rate” and be a dream to manage.
This is exactly the type of player who would relate well to fellow workhorses Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.
In other news, James Maddison produced a creative masterclass against the Spurs …