Pearson plans defender swoop
Nigel Pearson: Looking to make quality additions to his Leicester squad Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has made the acquisition of a new centre-half a top priority this summer as he prepares to dip into the transfer market.
The Foxes have offloaded Matt Mills and Sol Bamba, while Aleksandar Tunchev has been released.
Pearson believes trimming his squad was essential, after inheriting a sizeable group of players from Sven Goran Eriksson.
He believes the playing staff at the King Power Stadium is now more manageable, but admits he will be looking to bring in quality additions if possible.
Business “With Sol and Matt Mills leaving, we clearly need to bring in a centre-back,” said Pearson.
“That apart, we’ll see what we can do.
We may do some more business.
It is important to try and keep the balance in the squad right and improve the quality.
“There is a workable number in the squad.
We had an awful lot of players last season.
It must be around 20 who have left since I arrived back.
“We have brought in six, but I still think we need a competitive squad.
So the number, whether it is around 24 or 25, is a decent number.
In that, there will be a few fringe players.
It is very hard to keep everyone happy when you have 30-plus first-team players.”