5 Players Leicester City should sell this transfer window 

Leicester City
Leicester City

Its been an exciting season for the fans at the King Power. Under Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City surprised everyone with their title challenge in the early part of the season. But, the turn of the new year has seen Leicester City struggling to maintain their run of form. Whatever the final position may be for the Foxes at the end of this season, Rodgers and his men deserve a big round of applause.

The thin squad has been one of the reasons for Leicester City faltering towards the end of the season. With the outbreak of the coronavirus making dents in the transfer budget, the Foxes are likely to sell some of their underperforming players.

Here is a look at:

5 players Leicester City should look to sell in the summer transfer window

#5 Adrien Silva

The Portuguese midfielder time at King Power has been disappointing.
The Portuguese midfielder time at King Power has been disappointing.

Adrien Silva being on the list comes as no surprise to anyone. The Portuguese midfielder arrived with much fanfare after finishing third in the FIFA Confederations Cup. Following a 14 seconds delay in the transfer of documents, Adrien Silva had to sit out for half a season to make his debut. But that was the only noteworthy point in Silva's Leicester City career.

After a string of poor performances, the following season saw Silva moving to AS Monaco on loan. Despite a change in management, this season has once again seen Silva moving on loan to the French club.

With several players ahead of him in the pecking order, the Portuguese midfielder is unlikely to get another game for the Foxes. At the age of 31 and with just a year remaining in his contract, Leicester would be wise to sell the ageing midfielder.

#4 Nampalys Mendy

Nampalys Mendy
Nampalys Mendy

To be fair, Nampalys Mendy has been good at filling the void left by N'Golo Kante. The former French U21 international, though, has not been helped by the presence of Wilfred Ndidi and the emergence of Hamza Choudhary.

Having arrived at the King Power three and a half years ago, Mendy has made just under 50 appearances for Leicester City. His frequent presence in the injury list has also been another factor for the lack of games. The fact that he made more than 10 appearances just once shows how the 28-year old has struggled with fitness.

With Brendan Rodgers opting for Tielemans and Choudhary ahead of Mendy, Leicester City should sell the former Nice player to free up funds for the upcoming season.

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#3 Daniel Amartey

Daniel Amartey
Daniel Amartey

Ever since breaking his ankle, Daniel Amartey has never been the same. The Ghanian international arrived at Leicester City during the Foxes' Premier League-winning campaign. Despite breaking into the first team the following season, successive long term injuries deterred the midfielder's progress. A return of 64 appearances in four and a half seasons is not an ideal number for any player in a squad.

It's now been close to 20 months since the last time Amartey played for the Foxes. During this time, the Foxes have changed their playing style and coaching staff. With Rodgers choosing to pair Ndidi-Tielemans in the center, it's unlikely that Amartey will get another run in the team.

#2 Matty James

James is one of the longest-serving players in the Leicester squad.
James is one of the longest-serving players in the Leicester squad.

Another Leicester City fan favorite who has struggled with long term injuries. Matty James is one of the longest-serving players in the Leicester City squad. Arriving at the King Power way back in 2012, the midfielder played a crucial role in getting the Foxes back into the Premier League.

But a devastating ACL injury during the 2014/15 season saw the former England U20 international missing out on the Premier League winners medal. Since his return, James has rarely featured for the Foxes. With three years left in his contract and the possibility of never breaking into the first-team, it is the right time to let go of the midfielder.

#1 Rachid Ghezzal

Ghezzal is currently on loan at Fiorentina.
Ghezzal is currently on loan at Fiorentina.

It's okay to forget that the Algerian winger is still a player under contract at the King Power stadium. The winger signed a four-year deal after arriving from Monaco last season but has failed to impress during his spell.

The loan move to Fiorentina for Ghezzal this season, despite a shortage in attacking depth, suggests the Algerian's time is up at the King Power. With the Foxes looking to add more quality wingers to their side, Ghezzal is likely to betransferred to increase the funds and improve squad depth.

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