Premier League Opinion: 3 potential PL destinations for Wilfried Kanon
According to a recent report by The Sun, ADO Den Haag centre-half Wilfried Kanon is attracting a lot of interest from the Premier League with a multitude of Premier League clubs, including the likes of Leicester City, Southampton and Newcastle United. All these clubs are said to be extremely keen on bringing the Ivorian international across the channel to England.
The Premier League is an extremely adaptive competition where the competition for places within the top sides is unbelievably high.
To make it into the squad at one of the English top-flight clubs requires fair chunks of both talent as well as determination and it’s not easy for any player to get to this level.
When three of the Premier League’s top clubs come for a player, it then becomes quite obvious that he’s been doing something right; such is the case with the 25-year-old Ivorian international centre-half Wilfried Kanon.
His displays in the Eredivisie this season have earned him a lot of plaudits and his dominance on the pitch is quite easy to see.
Standing at over 1.9m tall, the Ivorian giant has a muscular frame as well as long legs which along him to keep up with most strikers – be it for pace or for strength.
He is an absolute monster in the air and has the presence of mind to read opposition plays before any of his current teammates. His 30 league games have yielded a goal and an assist but he’s been vital to their 9th place finish.
Here are the 3 Premier League clubs said to be keen on his signature:
The Saints have looked short at the back at times this season, having suffered from a series of gutting injuries. Ralph Hasenhuttl has an exciting project going at the St.Mary’s Stadium and the addition of Kanon would be a step in the right direction for the Austrian’s side.
The fact that they play with three at the back will also benefit the Ivorian.
The Magpies have been on the lookout for a good partner for Jamaal Lascelles for a while now. Although Fabian Schar has stepped up, the fact that Rafa Benitez now prefers to use a three at the back formation means that another quality defensive purchase certainly wouldn’t hurt them.
Kanon would be the ideal Premier League centre-half as he boasts both power and speed.
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Brendan Rodgers has officially taken over at the King Power Stadium and although he did have an immediate positive impact, the need for additions within the squad was quite clear to see.
The Foxes have struggled to defend during away games at times this season and the addition of Kanon would strengthen their back-line as well as provide some much-needed depth.