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SportPuel impressed by Irish striker Ali Reghba during Leicester trial

14:45  06 december  2018
14:45  06 december  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Leicester boss Puel reveals Benkovic future

Leicester boss Puel reveals Benkovic future Filip Benkovic will remain a Celtic player until the end of the current season. This revelation follows comments made by Leicester City manager Claude Puel, where the central defender is being loaned to the Hoops from. Puel claimed that he would not recall Benkovic in January, as some had speculated that he might. The Croat has featured in ten games so far this season, and has impressed in the opportunities afforded to him by Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers. As such, it had been feared that his club may call him back to the English top-flight. Quoted by the Daily Record, Puel said: “If we don’t have any problems with injuries for example, I would like my players on loan to continue their progress, to continue to develop, to take confidence and develop consistency.” “For me it’s the right way for them and for us.” “I want players who are ready to play next season. It’s a fantastic opportunity for Benkovic to play and come back with strength and good quality for us.” “For Benkovic there was a good opportunity for him to play regularly at a good level with consistency, and he has continued to improve, continued to work.” “I will be happy when he comes back to us after the normal time with Celtic.” The 21-year-old last featured as a substitute in the 0-0 draw with Livingston earlier this month.

Leicester City want to hand a trial to young League of Ireland striker Ali Reghba in a bid to beat Middlesbrough, Leeds and Brentford to his signature. The report claims that Leicester are hoping their Premier League status alone will be enough to see them over the line in the race to sign the player.

Leicester City are the latest club to be interested in highly-rated Irish teenage striker Ali Reghba . It is believed that Reghba impressed the Teesside club, although Fresh reports have now linked the Foxes with a move and boss Claude Puel is thought to be ready to take Reghba on trial at the King

Irish youth international Ali Reghba could secure a move to Leicester City are impressing Claude Puel during his trial.

Leicestershire Live reports that the likes of Brentford, Middlesbrough and Leeds are all keen to sign the striker, but the player could now be on his way to the King Power Stadium.

Reghba has attracted a wealth of interest after impressing in Ireland and he has recently spent time training with the Leicester City first-team squad in a bid to earn a deal.

Puel impressed by Irish striker Ali Reghba during Leicester trial © Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport Clive Rose/Getty Images Sport

Puel is said to have been impressed with what he saw and a permanent move could be in the offing.

Leicester reportedly eye Sousa as potential Puel replacement

Leicester reportedly eye Sousa as potential Puel replacement Leicester City are reportedly eyeing former Fiorentina manager Paulo Sousa as a potential replacement for Claude Puel. According to claims from Italian news outlet Calciomercato.it, the Foxes are contemplating a change in management at the club, with the Portuguese boss lined up as an option. Current Leicester manager Puel has often seen his future at the King Power Stadium come under scrutiny, with the team suffering from inconsistency since his arrival at the club. It’s been a mixed season for the Foxes but they are currently comfortably sat in the middle of the Premier League table in 10th place. Nevertheless, speculation has still surrounded Puel’s position as the first-team manager, with Sousa the latest name to be touted as an alternative to the Frenchman. The 48-year-old is currently out of work but was last in charge of Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian. Sousa, who was a Portugal international during his playing days, has experience of managing in English football following ventures with QPR and Swansea City respectively in the past.

Bohemians’ Ali Reghba celebrates after scoring two goals on his debut in the SSE Airtricity League But the young Bohemians team, with three players © Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport Leicester City v Everton FC - Premier League. Leicester City want to hand a trial to young League of Ireland striker

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Reghba caught the attention of several clubs after breaking into the Bohemians first-team squad at a young age.

The 18-year-old now has the pick of the clubs, but Leicester will be hoping their Premier League status will be enough to see them win the race to sign him.

The Foxes have shown on several occasions in the past that they are willing to take risks on unproven talents in the transfer market.

Puel impressed by Irish striker Ali Reghba during Leicester trial © Dan Istitene/Getty Images Sport Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City - Premier League

Puel unsure about Choudhury's short-term future at Leicester.
Leicester City manager Claude Puel has been discussing what the future may hold for promising youngster Hamza Choudhury. The Frenchman opted to hand the 21-year-old a rare start in the first team on Tuesday night as the Foxes locked horns with Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. Choudhury caught the eye with an accomplished appearance as Leicester bowed out of the competition following a penalty shootout. After the game, Puel was quizzed on the situation of the versatile academy graduate, who has made only two senior appearances under the boss this season. As quoted by Leicestershire Live, the former Southampton manager hinted that a loan move could be on the cards for the midfielder. Puel said: “We have extended his contract and it was important to show we have good academy players and they deserve game time and deserve to continue with us.” “I don’t know his future or whether he will remain with us or we put him on loan but it was important to give him confidence. He played a strong game and showed his quality at a high level.” Choudhury is the current captain of the Foxes’ Under-23 side but could struggle to cement his place in the first team, with a host of experienced midfield options already in place at the King Power Stadium.

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