Home Football Failed Leicester transfer cheaper than first thought, defender remained professional

Failed Leicester transfer cheaper than first thought, defender remained professional

SHARE


Leicester City fans, we’re going to take you back to January, back when Claudio Ranieri was still in charge and the search for a new centre-back was underway.

One of the main targets was Anderlecht’s Kara Mbodj, who was being pursued by more than one Premier League club, but who eventually ended up staying in Belgium.

The choice was down to the Belgian club, as explained by their director of football, Herman Van Holsbeeck, in Wednesday’s Sport/Foot magazine, who decided to keep him in order to help their chances of winning the Jupiler Pro League and getting into the Champions League.

There was also a problem with his knee, which caused a disagreement, with Kara wanting an operation, which led to a club statement being released.

Embed from Getty Images

The fee Leicester City were prepared to pay was said to be around €15m, yet Van Holsbeeck admitted in the interview it was less than that.

He said: “I could have sold Kara to Leicester and earned…



…more on post

SHARE