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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

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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.

Puel reveals he is unlikely to sign a striker in January

Puel reveals he is unlikely to sign a striker in January Leicester manager Claude Puel has confirmed that he is not looking to sign a striker in January. The French coach admitted that if he did decide to dip into the transfer market once the window reopens, that it could send the wrong message to young players are on the come up, such as 22-year old Kelechi Iheanacho. As reported by the Leicester Mercury, Puel shared his concerns that he could unintentionally damage the confidence of his emerging players by bringing in new competition mid-season. Puel said: “If we didn’t give confidence to our young players to develop and grow with the team it would be not the right project for the club.” “We need to find the right balance between developing the squad and getting results.” “It is important to put in place what we need to improve the team for the next season and for the future. At the moment it is important to keep our focus on this club and we have a lot of quality and I am happy with this squad.” “It is not the right moment to look at the winter window to make a big change. We have a plan for next season. It is not the half season.” “We are developing young players. We need to continue this way because we are developing players and continue to work and in the second half we need to show our strength and progress.

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 targets League Cup glory to pay tribute to Khun Vichai.
Leicester City boss Claude Puel wants his squad to go on and win the League Cup this season to pay tribute to their late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The Foxes take on Southampton on Tuesday night in what is the game that was postponed following the tragic helicopter crash that led to the death of the late Leicester City owner and four others. Speaking ahead of the game, as reported by the Independent, Puel gave his views on the game. “It’s a common aim. The most important thing is to play together, to perform and to pay tribute to our chairman at the end. It’s our responsibility and I hope we can have this in our head all the time.” The game was originally meant to take place after the league meeting against West Ham, however, it was agreed that the tie would be postponed, giving both the club and local community time to mourn the death of Khun Vichai. The events at the King Power shocked the world of football and emotions have been running high at Leicester City ever since. Puel will know what it takes to reach the final of the competition after making it to Wembley with Southampton during his time at the club, only to lose to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.

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