Home Football 27 Y/O Burnley Attacker Red Hot On Leicester City’s Radar: Where Can...

27 Y/O Burnley Attacker Red Hot On Leicester City’s Radar: Where Can He Fit Into Puel's Plans? – The 4th Official


Riyad Mahrez dazzled against West Bromwich Albion in Leicester City’s 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday and showcased what he is capable of. During the January transfer window, the Foxes managed to refrain themselves from falling into the temptation of selling Mahrez, but there is no doubt whatsoever that it would be hard to hold onto him in the summer.

As per one of the latest reports by The Sun, Leicester City have vouched for Burnley’s winger, Johann Berg Gudmundsson, as Mahrez’s replacement. Gudmundsson has been really impressive for the Clarets in the Premier League this season and has started every game since October. In 29 league outings, he has scored 2 goals and has also notched up 6 assists and no wonder why he has fallen on Leicester City’s radar.

The £20million rated Iceland international is also a subject of interest for Newcastle United and Southampton, which implies that it would not be easy for Leicester City to prise him out of Turf Moor. While the Magpies’ manager, Rafael Benitez, is perceived to be a massive fan of the former Charlton Athletic man, the Saints are also believed to be his long-time admirer. Thus, there is no dearth of his admirers at the moment with his contract with his current club is set to expire at the end of next season.

However, Burnley have the option to trigger a one-year extension. Sean Dyche would be reluctant to let one of his key players and is likely to reward Gudmundsson a new deal. Burnley are…

…more on post