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Rodgers eyeing a playmaker amid transfer links with Inter’s Eriksen

Saturday23 January 2021 | 14:55
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The Foxes manager revealed that he is on the lookout for a new attacking midfielder and they are eyeing Christian Eriksen.

The

Leicester City

boss

Brendan Rodgers

admitted that he is aiming for

Inter

’s

Christian Eriksen

since he is interested in recruiting “an attacking midfielder” this month.

The former

Tottenham

star will probably return to English football from Inter in this month’s transfer window. The Denmark international’s move to Inter has not gone as expected and he is prepared to make a transfer.

Rodgers believes the 28-year-old’s price tag is too expensive, and that can be one factor stopping them from sealing the deal.

He said: “

We are always optimistic here but there has to be a sense of reality. In this window, if we can bring in an attacking midfielder that would be fantastic.

“We have lost an attacking midfielder in Dennis Praet, who is going to be out until April, we think. That is a big chunk of the season.

“The other players we have are more defensive midfielders like Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy, Hamza Choudhury and Daniel Amartey.

“So ideally we would like to bring in someone who is more offensive if that player is available. But it is very difficult. Some will be out of our price range and we won't be able to do it.

“If there is someone who can come in and support us in this period then we will look to do that.

“We can't move away from what is our market and that is just financially the position we are in as a club. But that doesn't mean that we can't get very good players.

“Our recruitment has been exceptional in terms of the players we have brought in, in the market we are operating in.”


source: SportMob