Leicester City have struggled with their offensive productivity this season, which was acknowledged by head coach Claude Puel last weekend.
Puel admitted that he will consider signing a new striker in the summer transfer window, especially given the way Jamie Vardy has struggled to adapt under the Frenchman this season and therefore, the Foxes are in desperate need of a long-term replacement for the 32-year-old.
And in this article, we will talk about three attackers Leicester should target this summer.
Munir El Haddadi
Former Barcelona speedster Munir El Haddadi has struggled with game-time at his new club Sevilla this season. The 23-year-old joined the Andalusians in January but has since managed only 173 minutes of league action, during which he has scored only one goal.
Therefore, if things remain the same, it will not be a surprise to see the two parting ways in the summer, thus giving Leicester a golden opportunity to pursue this highly talented forward, who can certainly add more flair to their offensive line.
A product of the renowned La Masia academy, Munir is known for his pace as well as his exquisite control on the ball that allows him to take on defenders in the final third.
While he may not be as aggressive or as direct an attacking outlet such as Vardy, the 23-year-old can surely inject more fluidity and guile in the attack, which could allow Leicester to adopt various other modes of attack.
Duvan Zapata has been one of Serie A’s most prolific goalscorers this season, having found the back of the net 16 times in just 23 matches. His fiery form in front of goal has helped his club Atalanta maintain their push for the Champions League places and the Colombian could be in for a big-money move next summer.
Zapata is a physically astute striker, who can not only take on defenders inside the penalty area but also thrives in the air – making him a threat from indirect set-pieces. He is also an aggressive attacker, who likes to put pressure on the defenders, thus making him a tailor-made fit for Puel’s tactical philosophy at Leicester.
However, Zapata could certainly cost a fortune considering his remarkable goalscoring form this season. In fact, West Ham United were recently rebuffed in their attempts to sign the Colombian and the Foxes may have to spend over €50 million if they hope to attain his services next season.
Che Adams has been one of the rising stars in the Championship this season, having scored as many as 16 goals in just 30 games.
As a result, the 22-year-old has been a subject of major transfer speculation, with a host of clubs, including Leicester City interested in his services.
Adams is a dynamic forward, who likes to take on defenders as well as create chances for his teammates in the final third. Much like Iheanacho, the Birmingham star can feature anywhere across the attack and will thus be able to provide Puel with an additional option in the final third.
However, it’s his productivity that makes him an appealing target for Leicester and with Vardy struggling to maintain his scoring form, Adams could be able to provide the bite in the attack.