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Leicester City manager advises players to find new clubs

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City, has advised many players of his team to search for new clubs during the forthcoming summer transfer window.

The Foxes have had a poor season after several years of success in and around the Premier League top four, with an eighth-place finish the most they can hope for in their last three games.

As a result, for the first time in three seasons, the East Midlands side will not play in European football, which means their game schedule will be less frantic in the 2022-23 season.

Leicester’s advancement to this year’s Europa Conference League semi-finals meant that 19 cup games were played throughout the season, 14 of which were in Europe.

On the matter of less opportunities for periphery players, which forces them to look for other clubs in the summer, Rodgers stated: “It’s very difficult. I’ve already spoken to a number of players on that.

“We played 19 cup games this season, which is half of a season of games. Like what I’ve always done here, we’ll always give everything in the cups. But we’re a European competition down next season. It’s very difficult.

“I also think there’s maybe been players here that need for their own careers to get more game-time. If they really want to push themselves as players and go and show they can have a career in the game, it’s probably beneficial for them that they can go and get some game-time.

“Having no European football next year means less games and less opportunities.”

Among others who might go are Hamza Choudhury, Ayoze Perez, and Caglar Soyuncu, who all enter the final year of their contracts in June, and Youri Tielemans, who has been widely linked with a move to Arsenal in recent weeks.

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