Why shouldn’t Leicester City buy Kerem Baykus
According to Sport Witness, Leicester City are interested in Trabzonspor attacking midfielder Kerem Baykus. Since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium, the Foxes are on a roll and have fully focused on bringing depth to their attack.
The Foxes signed Youri Tielemans from Monaco and Ayoze Perez from Newcastle United while Jamie Vardy has been the most successful striker in the Premier League, scoring more goals than any other player (19).
And bringing in an attacking midfielder now would be like filling the squad with extra players.
Leicester have scored 25 goals in their 10 Premier League games so far. There is nothing wrong with the Foxes in terms of their attack. Furthermore, Leicester are not playing European football, thus keeping their schedule a bit light as compared to the top six.
However, as things stand, Rodgers has clear plans of playing European football next season. And playing in European competitions will need a squad with a backup for almost every position.
The 19-year-old Baykus has been catching the eye for the Turkish club’s under-19 side, scoring twice and notching up an assist in his six appearances so far, across a range of attacking midfield positions.
Last season, Baykus made 18 appearances in the Turkish Super Lig’s under-21 division, scoring once and registering two assists – and he has previously been included in the senior side’s matchday squads. The Trabzon-born player is under contract with his hometown club until June 2023.
If Baykus comes to the King Power Stadium in the winter transfer window, he will be likely to spend his time on the bench for the remaining season.
However, the former Liverpool boss will have enough time to experiment with him in different positions in the midfield, most probably as a backup for James Maddison.
That said, Maddison’s future is uncertain at the club and he is the main architect for the Foxes. With Baykus coming in, he will make the position secure even if the England international exits next season.
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There is no doubt Rodgers is taking all possible measures to safeguard Maddison’s future but bringing in the 19-year-old would be a better option.