Ex EPL player, Emile Heskey has come out to say that he would love to see Coutinho reunite with Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City. He, however, revealed that there are clear signs that the Brazilian might no longer be able to perform in the EPL.
According to him, the Premier League remains a very fearsome and feisty league, and a player at 29 might find it very hard to cope with the pace if he joins.
Heskey added that he expects Leicester to focus on getting players out first and foremost, before bringing new faces in.
His words, “That would be great. He is fantastic player. He is 29 now and still has a lot to give.”
“The thing is, we don’t know where he is at this moment in time when it comes to his legs. He’s had a torrid time since leaving Liverpool, really. He has had a tough time. Can he still do it?”
“Especially in the Premier League, because it is very fearsome and very feisty and quick. We have seen players come in and they struggle, especially for the first year where you have to give them a bit of leeway. Do they have time for that at 28/29?”
“Squad depth, you have to remember that James Justin is coming back and Harvey Barnes is coming back – two key players for the way that Leicester play and very young. Harvey is 23 and Justin is 23. They are key young players.”
“I think Leicester will focus on getting players out first and foremost before they get players in. They do have a big squad, but it is a big squad of players that probably aren’t going to play.”
“They will refocus that on getting playing and focusing on players that mean they can rotate now, rather than just back-up.”
On Rodgers, “It’s an indication of the project as well. People see Leicester and see a project, they see that focus on where it’s going, what they want to do and how they do it. They do it in the right way.”
“They have got new training facilities. So have Spurs, they have got a fantastic stadium – probably one of the best – but Leicester do everything in the right way that has allowed the manager to express himself in the way they want.”
“Brendan has bought into that, the club love what he has done and he has brought some fantastic players in. The next step is obviously trying to crack that top four and maintain a stay in there.”
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