Leicester signing this 8-goal Ligue 1 star for just £7m could turn out to be a steal by Rodgers


Why signing Habibou Diallo would be a good move for Leicester City

Leicester City have broken into the top four of the table and are on a rich vein of form. Currently, they are placed third in the Premier League and have have been beaten only twice so far.

According to the Express, FC Metz player Habibou Diallo is on Leicester’s radar. The report further claims that Newcastle United are also plotting a move for him, and that Metz are willing to let the player depart in January for a fee of £7m.

The Senegalese international came through the ranks at Metz and has established himself as their top scorer this season. In the 12 games he has played so far, he has netted 8 goals in the Ligue 1. Although Metz are at the bottom of the Ligue 1, he has been impressive.

Habibou Diallo in action (Image credits: Google)

The young forward has a lot to offer, having been a regular starter for Metz. He has been a consistent player, scoring a total of 26 goals last season and helping them earn promotion to the Ligue 1.

Leicester City are heavily dependent on Jamie Vardy and signing Diallo would add depth to their squad. At present, Leicester have only three forwards. Vardy and Ayoze Perez are the only two regular starters up front, and Iheanacho has not gotten regular playing time.

For an established team, it is necessary to have at least three regular forwards to enable squad rotation as the clashes get tougher.

Thus, Diallo’s presence would also add a healthy sense of competition within the team.

Habibou Diallo (Image credits: Google)

According to whoscored.com, Diallo has averaged 3.2 shots per game and his passing success rate is 69.8. With an overall rating of 7.08, Diallo seems to be more than just decent.

Diallo may not be able to get regular playing time at Leicester City straight off the bat but he can grow steadily. He has a long way to go and his development would be aided by joining the Foxes.

Read more Leicester City news


Considering his previous stints at Liverpool and Celtic, it is safe to suggest that Brendan Rodgers is capable of extracting the best out of Diallo. Thus, signing him would be a win-win situation.

Indhrajit James

Hi, I am Indhrajit James from the Soul of India, Odisha. An English graduate who worships the incredible game of football. An avid follower of European football, playing and discussing this game is something that I cannot take out of my life. Follow me on Facebook @Indhrajit

Recent Posts

Who is Jocelyn Burgardt? Learn all about the girlfriend of Edinson Cavani

Jocelyn Burgardt is a professional dancer, and she is known for being the girlfriend of…

1 day ago

Who is Annie Kilner? Learn all about Kyle Walker’s ex-fiancee

Annie Kilner is a model and a reality TV star, and she is known for…

2 days ago

Who is Sissi Tuchel? Learn all about the wife of Thomas Tuchel

Sissi Tuchel is an ex-Journalist, and she is mainly known for being the wife of…

3 days ago

TabOnline Betting Site Review – All the details about the website

TabOnline Betting -Site Review TabOnline is an underling of Tabcorp and a comfortable platform for…

4 days ago

Who has been the Greatest Striker of the Premier League?

Who has hit the back of the net more than anyone else? There is one…

4 days ago

How To Plan The Perfect Game-Day: A Step By Step Guide For The Modern Football Super fan

With sports events around the world commencing once more after the seemingly never-ending pandemic restrictions,…

4 days ago