Leicester Metropolis will flip their sights in the direction of 26-year-old attacking midfielder Andros Townsend, if their star man Riyad Mahrez will get his want to depart the membership to hitch Manchester Metropolis on deadline day.
That’s in accordance with the Mail, who consider that Leicester boss Claude Puel sees Townsend because the closest doable factor to a like-for-like alternative for Mahrez. It’s not but clear, nevertheless, whether or not Palace can be keen to let the participant go. Townsend has featured in 23 of Palace’s 25 Premier League video games thus far this season, and is seen as an important a part of Roy Hodgson’s squad.
With Mahrez handing in one more switch request, and Man Metropolis reportedly making a bid of as much as £55M for the Algerian, it would not shock many individuals to see the want-away winger departing the membership on deadline day. This might be an enormous blow to Leicester, and one which they seem like attempting to melt barely with the seize of Townsend.
If Mahrez is to get his manner and depart as we speak then Leicester want a alternative. One participant they’ve been eager on for some time is Andros Townsend
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) January 31, 2018
The ex-Tottenham man, who has amassed 13 caps for the England nationwide staff and scored three targets alongside the way in which, performed for Palace on Tuesday evening, aiding Christian Benteke for Palace’s purpose within the 1-1 draw towards West Ham.
Leicester Metropolis followers may even see Townsend as one thing of a step down in high quality for the staff if they’re to lose a participant with the standard of Mahrez, however with time working out quickly earlier than the switch window slams shut, they might absolutely welcome a participant who on the very least can provide width and direct attacking play.