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13/8/2021 | 06:14am

Ex-Leicester City player Steve Howey believes that the recruitment at the King Power Stadium is first class, after they completed the signing of Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton.

The Foxes had already strengthened their squad this summer, bringing in Patson Daka, Boubakary Soumare and Ryan Bertrand for a combined total of £40m.

All three featured in Leicester’s Community Shield victory over Manchester City over the weekend, with former City striker Kelechi Iheanacho scoring the winner for the Foxes from the penalty spot.

Leicester added the Community Shield to the FA Cup that they won last season after defeating Chelsea 1-0 thanks to a Youri Tielemans wonder strike. The Foxes are growing from strength to strength, both on and off the pitch, with former player Howey full of praise for the recruitment department at the club.

“I think the recruitment from Leicester has always been very very good. They let some players go after they won the Premier League, but you know they’ve bought players in that nobody’s really heard of and they’ve been absolutely outstanding. 

“So, you know, the recruitment is first class at Leicester and obviously with these players that’s just come in, I think they’ll be exactly the same, I think they’ll be excellent,” Howey told Football FanCast.

Manager Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that after success at Wembley over the weekend, Leicester get off to a really good start in the Premier League and with the new players added to the squad, that the club can challenge for the top four and for more silverware this season.

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