This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Leicester City may be flying high in the Premier League but that has not stopped Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers looking to strengthen his squad in January with Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne a target, according to a report on talkSPORT.
Bonne has been in great form for the Addicks following his arrival from Leyton Orient in the summer, chipping in with six goals in 14 league appearances so far this season.
So would Bonne be a good addition at the King Power Stadium and is he good enough for the Premier League?
“This looks like an excellent fit to me and the sort of signing that shows why Leicester have been such a well run club over the past few years.
“Bonne is perhaps not Premier League ready yet but with Jamie Vardy leading the line and Kelechi Ihenacho providing competition you feel he would get the chance to develop his game.
“If that goes to plan then he may be able to step up as Vardy’s replacement when the striker eventually runs out of gas (if that ever happens).
“This looks low risk, high reward to me for Leicester and another potential example of some smart work by Leicester.”
“Although there is no doubting Bonne’s quality, Leicester may find it beneficial to steer clear of signing him in January.
“Having only just got to grips with life in the Championship at Charlton, the forward may not be ready to play week-in, week-out at Premier League level for the Foxes.
“Furthermore, when you consider that Brendan Rodgers has the likes of Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho at his disposal, there is no guarantee that Bonne will be given the chance to play regular first-team football.
“By holding fire on the 24-year-old until the summer transfer window, Leicester will give him the chance to grow as a player in one of the most competitive domestic leagues in world football.”
Would Macauley Bonne be a good addition at the King Power Stadium?
“I think Leicester would be too much of a step-up for Bonne at this stage of his career.
“Of course, Jamie Vardy was completely unproven before his move to the King Power Stadium, but Leicester have transformed him into one of the best strikers in the Premier League at present.
“However Leicester have changed a lot since the days where they won promotion from the Championship – they are a club pushing for the Champions League, if not the title.
“Bonne is a regular for Charlton and has scored an impressive amount of goals this term, but if he moved to Leicester, would he receive regular game-time for the Foxes? It’s highly doubtful.”