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French Forward Issues Come-And-Get-Me Plea To Leicester City: Should Rodgers Get Him On Board?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent interview with Hurriyet, OH Leuven forward Thomas Henry has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Leicester City. The French striker addressed his future after impressing for the Foxes’ sister club, Leuven, in the Jupiler Pro League this season and said (translated by Leicester Mercury),

“Everyone knows Besiktas, which is a great club that plays in European cups every year.

“Other leagues are more prioritized for me. Germany, England, Italy or Spain make me dream more.

“But everybody is a big club that plays in European cups every year. Besiktas knows. We will see what will happen.

“Leuven is Leicester City’s sister team, and therefore the transition to the Premier League is easier for me. England attracts me.”

Henry’s Incredible Goal-Scoring Record At Stadion Den Dreef 

Henry is enjoying an excellent run of form in Belgian football as he has put in several mesmerising displays as the primary centre-forward in Marc Brys’ first-team. The 26-year-old has been involved in 29 matches for the Belgian outfit this term, scoring 20 goals and providing six assists on all fronts.

The French marksman has mostly been consistent with his all-round contributions in the attacking third because he is averaging 2.5 shots, 1.3 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Jupiler Pro League. However, he needs to improve his accuracy when distributing the ball after making 67.9% of his attempted passes in top-flight football (stats via whoscored).

Thomas Henry issues come-and-get-me plea to Leicester City (Thomas Henry is seen in the photo)
Brandon Mechele defender of Club Brugge and Thomas Henry forward of OHL during the Jupiler Pro League match between Club Brugge and OHL at the Jan Breydel Stadium on February 22, 2021, in Brugge, Belgium, 22/02/2021 FOOTBALL : Club Brugge KV v OH Louvain : Jupiler Pro League – 22/02/2021 PHOTONEWS/PANORAMIC PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxHUNxONLY 775545325

What Does The French Frontman Offer On The Pitch?

Standing at 1.91m, Henry is a strong presence in the air as he has got the strength to overpower the opposition and score some important goals via headers. He has transformed himself into a prolific goal-scorer in the Belgian first division and has set-up some decent chances for others around him. The French sensation is proficient at generating a yard of space for himself and get a few shots in at goal. However, he is yet to prove himself at the highest level, so there are some question marks over whether he will be able to maintain his high standards in English football.

Should The Foxes Get Henry On Board This Summer?

The way Henry has been playing this season, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers could look at him as an ideal option to play as Jamie Vardy’s back-up next season. He will also add some healthy competition for Kelechi Iheanacho and has what it takes to keep the Nigerian striker on his toes for a place in Rodgers’ match-day squad.

At 26, Henry is playing at his peak, so the Foxes can expect to get the best out of him in the coming seasons. Hence, Rodgers should consider getting Henry on board before the start of the new campaign.

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