“There’s No Way” – Pundit Addresses Leicester City Transfer Speculation

Football pundit Ally McCoist claims there is ‘no way’ that Leicester City will sell Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall before the end of the transfer window.

The 25-year-old has been heavily touted to return to the Premier League earlier than expected this month, with the likes of Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United all said to be keen. News emerged yesterday that the Foxes had set an asking price of £30 million for the midfielder, with Brighton setting their opening offer at around £20 million.

Dewsbury-Hall has shone for Enzo Maresca’s team this season, scoring nine times and providing nine assists in 27 Championship fixtures. He has been pivotal to Leicester’s march to the top of the table, where they currently sit seven points clear.

Having spent time on loan at both Blackpool and Luton Town between 2020 and 2021, the playmaker has been a regular fixture at the King Power Stadium ever since, making 111 appearances to date.

It is no surprise to see teams from the Premier League knocking, especially those challenging in the upper reaches of the table. However, former Scotland international-turned-pundit Ally McCoist believes he will remain in the East Midlands this season.

Speaking on talkSPORTvia TBRthe 61-year-old said it would be madness to sanction his exit:

“There’s no way they’ll let him go, no way. I do not see any benefit at all to Leicester letting Dewsbury-Hall go, I just don’t see it, I think it would be madness and I just don’t see it happening.

“I mean how can it happen Jeff (Stelling) really? With the position they’re in, what they’re going for, and what they’re trying to achieve. It would send out a terrible signal.”

Leicester can extend their lead at the top tonight to 10 points when they host Swansea City before travelling to Stoke City on Saturday. Dewsbury-Hall was not in the squad when they dispatched Birmingham City in the FA Cup fourth round last weekend as speculation mounted over Brighton’s first offer.

Writer’s View

McCoist is right in his assessment and Leicester should feel no pressure to sell. Dewsbury-Hall is under contract until 2027 and it appears to be a formality that they will be competing in the Premier League again next season.

All eyes will be on the King Power Stadium tonight to see if the midfielder is involved in any capacity. Should he remain absent, this is one story which could develop quickly over the next 48 hours.

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