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PremierLeague-News.Com - The likelihood of Choudhury leaving on loan likely rests now on what Leicester are able to do themselves in the window in terms of incomings
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Leicester City have confirmed that midfielder Dennis Praet will be out of action for up to three months - and that loss has thrown into doubt West Brom’s chances of landing his midfield colleague Hamza Choudhury. Albion are desperate to add midfield steel to their side this month, someone who can shield the defence as Sam Allardyce attempts to make the Baggies more difficult to beat - something that, in turn, will give them a greater chance of winning games at the other end of the field. Former England youth international Choudhury, a Leicester academy product, was earmarked as a potential addition and, despite Foxes manager Brendan Rodgers suggesting that only a permanent move would be entertained by the powers at the King Power Stadium, they’d hoped to land the 23-year-old on a loan basis. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Choudhury hasn’t had as much football as he’d have liked but, being a Leicester lad, a loan move appealed to the player himself - it would mean regular game time in the short-term, and a chance to impress Rodgers and his parent club. Now, though, Belgian teammate Praet will be missing for three months or more with a hamstring problem which means that Rodgers is all of a sudden a man lighter in that department for the foreseeable future. The likelihood of Choudhury leaving on loan, then, rests now on what Leicester are able to do themselves in the window in terms of incomings. Read More Related Articles Sam Allardyce makes transfer admission - but offers West Brom hope Read More Related Articles West Brom's transfer approach could offer chance to players with points to prove “It’s certainly something we have to look at,” Rodgers said at his press conference on Thursday.
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. We respect that there are players who are further away from playing and may want some game-time. “I get that and understand that. That’s something, because of how the guys are every day, I want to support and help that, but I also have to look after the squad and make sure we have the right bodies here to finish the job in a busy second half of the season for us. Make sure you don't miss a thing - click here to sign up to our Albion newsletter “There have been enquiries for Hamza, but we’re not in any big rush until we see where the squad is going to be at.” Rodgers won’t be able to call upon loaned out midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, who is enjoying himself at Luton Town - the opportunity to recall the youngster this month is understood to have already passed.
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