Rodgers must unleash 22 y/o Leicester gem next season, he’s been dubbed “pure class” – opinion

Rodgers must unleash 22 y/o Leicester gem next season, he’s been dubbed “pure class” – opinion

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall continues to catch the eye away from Leicester City.

The Foxes’ academy graduate is in the midst of another extremely profitable loan deal with Luton Town, form that should see him rewarded a place within Brendan Rodgers’ squad in 2021/22.

Rated at just £1.8m, the 22-year-old has taken to life in the Championship expertly.

In 32 appearances for the Hatters in all competitions, Dewsbury-Hall has netted two goals and four assists from the centre of the park.

As a matter of fact, he has started 29 of the club’s 31 league matches this season as Nathan Jones aims to steer them to a third successive season of Championship football.

The former Stoke City boss has been full of praise for Dewsbury-Hall, labelling his performances as “pure class”.

The midfielder’s excellent spell at Kenilworth Road builds on another temporary venture away from the King Power Stadium as he scored four goals in League One with Blackpool in the second half of the 2019/20 campaign.

Naturally then, there should certainly be questions over whether Dewsbury-Hall is ready to take that next step into the Premier League but considering his progression thus far, he could compete excellently.

That is certainly what he needs to do back at Leicester City.

A forward-thinking midfielder, the youngster could provide excellent competition for the likes of Youri Tielemans and Dennis Praet.

Considering that the Foxes could be embarking on yet another European campaign next year, strength in depth could be crucial to cope with injuries or to give others a break.

After all, Praet has been missed for large spells of this season whilst Tielemans has only been absent for two matches in all competitions himself.

The introduction of Dewsbury-Hall then after an excellent season could well be a clever and shrewd move from Rodgers.

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