Being only five points away from lifting their first Premier League trophy, what can we possibly expect to happen next at Leicester City Football Club?
It’s 18:07 on a Sunday evening when a roar rips across the City of Leicester. The Tinkerman and his miracle men have done it again, they’ve taken another step closer to lifting the Premier League trophy with an emphatic 4-0 away win at Swansea City.
Shocking football fans around the world, the club now faces a long summer of holding onto star players and preparing for Champions League football.
Similar to what happened to Southampton in 2013, Leicester City should expect big clubs attempting to snatch away their key men.
With rumors already beginning to circulate of bids coming in for players such as Riyad Mahrez and N’golo Kante, Claudio Ranieri would do well to keep his squad together this summer.
Not only holding onto their star men, Leicester City are going to be on the hunt for experienced Champions League players.
Expecting at least six extra mid-week fixtures next season, the Champions League has been known to bring fatigue to unprepared squads.
It will be vital that Ranieri brings in new stars this summer who have had the experience of football in Europe.
However with more money being invested into the Premier League next season, foreign clubs will certainly drive a hard bargain when English teams come looking for players.
This and other factors such as player availability, will contribute to a difficult summer for teams such as Leicester.
The hard work is only beginning now for Leicester City and its players. They will no longer be a team who is underestimated, spending a large amount of the time this summer attempting to keep their squad together.
Yet after being written off so many times Leicester City have always surprised us, maybe this summer and next season could be the same.
But out of such an unpredictable season there is definitely one certainty; Leicester City Football Club will never be the same again.
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