Former Glasgow Celtic boss Gordon Strachan has predicted that Leicester City could struggle to keep hold of their top stars.
The Foxes managed to shockingly win the Premier League title during the 2015-16 season. Since then, they have managed to keep hold of key players such as Wes Morgan, Kasper Schmeichel and Jamie Vardy.
The likes of N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Danny Drinkwater however ended up leaving. Since then, the Foxes have unearthed talents such as James Maddison, Harry Maguire and Ben Chilwell, who all look like they are capable of playing in the Champions League.
The futures of the youthful trio is uncertain, with regular reports in the mainstream media that some of English football’s top teams want to sign the Leicester stars.
Though Schmeichel and Vardy are not the same players that they were during the 2015-16 campaign, both are still good players and could go on to represent the club for a few more years.
Morgan’s Leicester future was recently the subject of speculation but the 35-year-old signed a contract extension with the club this week which will see him remain at the King Power Stadium until the summer of 2020, as reported by Goal.
Since they won the Premier League title, the Foxes have been an inconsistent side. This will make it difficult for them to keep hold of top talent and it is easy to see the likes of Chilwell, Maddison and Maguire being tempted by moves away from the club.
Strachan also believes that Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side will find it difficult to keep hold of good players.
“Listen, if Barcelona can’t keep Neymar then everyone will struggle,” said Strachan, speaking to LeicestershireLive.
“Everybody is for sale. I scream at the tv when I hear a manager say a player is not for sale. Everybody is for sale.
“There is always a price that you will sell at, and the good thing about being a selling club is that you must have been successful.
“You will have success and someone will want to buy your players. Look at Celtic and Wanyama, and Van Dijk, all these players have moved on.
“If you want to keep your players be rotten!”
“The problem you have then is when you have success like that people buy your top players. That is how it goes.
“It is the same when you get to sixth or seventh in the league, clubs will buy your top players.
“It is hard to step up because people will buy your best players. Southampton did that, whenever they got close they lost their best players.
“On one hand you get success but on the other hands other clubs want to steal your manager and best players. That is the problem you have got.
“Players being ambitious will want to play at the Champions League level.”