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Leicester City Opinion: Why the Foxes should sign Gian Marco Ferrari?

According to a report from the Sun, Leicester City will back Brendan Rodgers with a bumper transfer-kitty of £200 million in the summer transfer window.

Rodgers and co. should fight until the end of the campaign. Truth be told, the squad Rodgers has inherited from Claude Puel is competent enough to finish inside the top eight.

Brendan Rodgers

With the potential transfer war-chest, Rodgers should try strengthening every department of the pitch to challenge the top six next term. Besides signing a striker as a replacement for the ageing Jamie Vardy, the northern Irishman manager should also shore up his options in defence.

Even though Wes Morgan is set to be rewarded with a new deal, the Jamaican centre-half has reached the final stages of his career. Jonny Evans is 31 and currently is going strong but Rodgers has to plan a long-term replacement for the northern Irish defender as well.

Filip Benkovic’s potential return from Celtic following the expiry of his loan spell in summer will provide a boost to the team but Caglar Soyuncu’s failure to adapt well to the Premier League should prompt Rodgers to move in for a new central defender. That said, the Midlands outfit should target Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari.

Gian Marco Ferrari, 27, has enjoyed an excellent season with Sassuolo in the Serie A. He has been one of the top defenders in the Serie A, impressing with his all-rounded displays. The 6ft 2in defensive powerhouse is blessed with the qualities that could potentially see him take the Premier League like a duck to water.

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The Italian is a solid and reliable defender, never shying to put his body on the line for the team’s cause.

Ferrari isn’t the most mobile of defenders but he compensates his lack of speed with his ball-playing abilities, technique and positional awareness. He is strong in the air and powerful in the tackle and plays with a certain kind of tenacity that make him ideally suited to English football.

Conclusion

If Leicester are to compete with the top six, fixing the leaky defence should be prioritised by Rodgers. And signing Ferrari, who is a leader on and off the pitch and can hold his own against physically dominant Premier League forwards, should be a step in the right direction.

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