Leicester City midfielder Andy King is open to a permanent switch to Swansea City
On loan midfielder Andy King is open to a permanent switch to Swansea City after conceding that his Leicester career is now all but over.
The Welsh international has fallen down the pecking order with the Foxes, and he is now looking to find first-team football.
King, who turns 30 in October knew his Leicester career was over soon after joining the Swans on loan:
“My time at Leicester had come to an end,”
“I was not really involved and I am not one of those players who wants to train and not be involved on a Saturday.
“If the loan all goes well over the next few months and the club are happy with the work I have done, maybe I can stay here longer.”
Leicester Mercury added that Leicester will wait to see what King wants to do in the Summer before making a decision on his future:
‘City will wait to hear what King wants to do out of respect for a player who has been part of the League One, Championship and Premier League winning squads’.
Local sources here meanwhile suggest that the Swans are interested in making the loan move permanent in the Summer, providing that they stay in the Premier League.
It’s a move that you’d expect King to be interested in, especially if he can establish himself as a first-team regular in the remaining 8 games.
With injuries to the likes of Sanches and Fer, plus the disappointing form of Tom Carroll, you’d expect him to.
Some fans might argue that we should be looking at better players than King, but on the other hand – given our recent transfer window history – we could do far worse.
Joe Allen has been mentioned again, who could possibly be available if Stoke get relegated to the Championship, but we’ll need a few midfielders this Summer to say the least. Ki is likely to leave on a free, Sanches returns to Bayern Munich, Fer’s injury means he’ll miss the start of next season. Britton could retire and Carroll’s form – as mentioned – is poor. Then there’s Mesa, who isn’t impressing back in Spain for Sevilla so midfield will be another key area to strengthen.