Two years back, Leicester City signed Argentine forward Leanardo Ulloa for a club record fee. The Foxes have come a long way in the past two seasons having somehow secured their Premier League status in the first season and going all the way to win the title in the following one. The club has improved big time in terms of stature over the past couple of seasons and once their club record signing Ulloa, is likely to struggle for first-team opportunities in the ongoing season.
Leicester City have already signed Ahmed Musa this summer and are closing in on the signing of Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon that suggests that the 30-year-old will have to struggle for first-team chances. A deadline day move might be on the cards and here are three possible destinations for the towering striker.
The Baggies are expected to bolster their attacking ranks before the transfer window slams closed tonight. Tony Pulis was adamant last week that the Midlands club can make up to five signings before the deadline day but only one of them has been sealed so far in the form of Nacer Chadli from Spurs on a club record £13m fee. Ulloa is a typical Tony Pulis type of player who has excellent ability in the air. With his aerial prowess and immense experience at the top level, Ulloa can be a decent addition to the Baggies.
Swansea City bolstered their attacking ranks with the signings of Spanish duo Borja Baston and Fernando Llorente this summer but they still need more firepower up front. Both Llorente and Baston have been proven goalscorers in foreign leagues but the Premier League is a different one and Ulloa’s experience in English football can turn out to be a solid late addition to the Swans.
The Potters are extremely close to signing Manchester City forward Wilfred Bony on a season-loan but they should still look for a new striker. Joselu has clearly not done enough at the Bet365 Stadium and same goes for Mame Diouf while Peter Crouch is well past his peak. Ulloa can turn out to be a nice replacement for Crouch with his dominance in the air. We have seen Bony struggling with injuries at the Etihad and too much dependency on the Ivorian can cost them. Ulloa can be a solid deadline day addition to the Potters.