According to a recent report by talkSPORT, Leicester City are among a whole host of clubs looking to acquire the services of Charlton Athletic centre-forward Macauley Bonne. The same source has also mentioned that the Foxes will face stiff competition from Newcastle United and Fulham in pursuit of the Zimbabwean frontman.

Bonne’s Impressive Start To The Championship Season

Since joining the Valley from Leyton Orient last summer, the 24-year-old has enjoyed a decent run of form for the Addicks in the EFL Championship this season. He has managed to put in a string of goal-scoring displays for Lee Bowyer’s side so far. 

Bonne has played in 15 league matches for Charlton this term, scoring six goals while providing one assist on all fronts. He established himself in Bowyer’s first-team earlier this season when Lyle Taylor suffered an unfortunate injury. The one-time Zimbabwe international managed to grab his first-team opportunities with both hands as he has helped the Addicks steer clear of the relegation zone for the time being.

The Ipswich-born striker is currently playing some of the best football of his career so the Foxes will do well to win the chase to recruit him in the coming years. He is just at the right age to peak and hopefully, take his game to another level.

Will Bonne Be A Decent Fit For Rodgers?

Bonne is averaging 1.6 shots per game in the Championship which is decent for a striker. However, he only has a pass success rate of 61%, a stat that indicates that he might struggle to play in Brendan Rodgers’ 4-1-4-1 system at the King Power Stadium (stats via whoscored).

The Zimbabwean frontman has decent pace in his locker that enables him to make a few dangerous runs in the opposition half. He is also a menacing presence in the final third and has shown that he can score the occasional goal in the English second division. Even though Bonne is a hard-worker, it doesn’t seem like he is prepared to take a step up to the Premier League at the moment.

Leicester will be better off opting for more experienced and proven players in the transfer market as they are currently the dark horses to win the league title. For now, Rodgers should rather focus on monitoring the Zimbabwean’s progress before deciding whether to move in for him in the future.

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Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.