TalkSport are reporting that Premier League club Leicester City are interested in the services of Macauley Bonne, who has settled in to life well at The Valley this season.
The 24-year-old signed for the Addicks in the summer after helping Leyton Orient to the National League title, and his six goals in 15 games so far this season have piqued interest in the striker.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City are currently doing better than anyone could have expected in the league this season, sat second and eight points behind heavyweights Liverpool.
Here, we take a look at two pros and two cons to Leicester securing a deal for one of the Championship’s surprise packages this season…
Would be a cheap option
With Leicester having a big transfer budget, it is surprising that they are eyeing up Bonne when they could sign an experienced striker from Europe.
However, the 24-year-old is unlikely to cost too much as the Foxes could then set their sights on more expensive targets to improve other aspects of the squad.
Would fit their style of play
Bonne is quick and likes to play on the shoulder of the last man, similar to that of Foxes top goalscorer Jamie Vardy.
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The striker would be a good option to have on the bench and he would suit the style of play that Rodgers is interested in operating with, as well as having a suitable option on the bench who can deputise for the tireless Vardy if needed.
May not be Premier League standard
While Bonne may be a talented striker, there is a chance that he may not be ready for Premier League football just yet, having only featured in the Championship for less than half a year.
The 24-year-old would need to have a lot of faith and patience put into him by Rodgers and his coaching staff, as he would look to adapt to Premier League football if he wanted to make an impact.
May not even make the bench
While there is no denying that Bonne would be a good option for Leicester to have, he may not even make the bench with Leicester’s current options.
With Kelechi Iheanacho and Ayoze Perez both behind Vardy in the pecking order, Bonne could struggle to make it past them at Leicester and earn himself a space on the bench, therefore slowing down his personal development as he enters his prime.