Rodgers wants Leshabela to stay put at Leicester


Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has seemingly made a decision on the future of South African youth international midfielder Khanya Leshabela who is looking into stepping up from playing development football to first-team football in the 2020/21 season.

Last month Rodgers had admitted that most of Leicester City’s development squad players will need to be sent out on loans to several English Championship and League One clubs for the coming season with a goal of exposing them to regular first-team football before they can get a chance in the first team of the former English Champions.

Speaking to FARPost Leshabela opened up about his current situation at the club stating that there is still a lot of possibilities, but the manager has engaged him.

“The situation is still uncertain at the moment because I’ve had a few approaches from clubs who want to have me over for the season on loan which is good because I want to start playing first-team football, but the gaffer spoke to me telling me he has plans for me so I must consider waiting and I will get my chance,” said Leshabela

Leicester City has qualified for the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League and the coach will want to have as many players as possible with also the domestic cups on the line.

“The club needs a big pool of players considering we have qualified for the UEFA competitions as well so staying is a big possibility, but you never know with these things and the window is still open domestically,” he concluded.

Leshabela has been playing with Leicester’s U-23 side featuring in all their four games played so far this season as he hopes to impress Rodgers and his technical team.

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