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“There’s a lot of issues”- Brendan Rodgers on Leicester City’s January transfer window

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Brendan Rodgers has admitted that January transfer window was not perfect for Leicester, but he believes in his squad to achieve the club’s ambitions in the second half of the season.

The Foxes have made just one signing during this transfer window, as they brought in centre-back Ryan Bennett on loan from Wolves on deadline day.

Leicester boss has said that his sides would not have been able to afford the players they wanted and so the club looked at loan deals, but that turned out to be frustrating as well.

However, he still believes the club’s goals, including Champions League tournament, can be met.

“I always said the market was always going to be difficult for us,” said Rodgers. “There’s a lot of issues.

“We wouldn’t have been able to afford what we maybe wanted in this window. The reliance was going to be on maybe a few loans, and some of them didn’t quite work out for us.

“I also said that if we didn’t make any signings – we did, with Ryan – I was very happy to work with the players we have, to continue their progress and development and trust them that we can achieve what we want to achieve with that same group of players, and then we can look at it again in the summer.”

He also added: “Clubs are richer now, so there is a lesser need for them to have to sell.

“This is a window where some teams have to sell for financial reasons. It’s becoming easier for teams to keep players because they have that financial stability.

“Also teams are in a position for different objectives, so you don’t want to lose a top player unless you have to for a financial reason.

“It’s always about the availability of a player and the affordability.” 

Source- Leicestershire Live

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