Leicester face their first signings since relegation as manager Enzo Maresca confirms Jamie Vardy’s transfer decision

New Leicester manager Enzo Maresca has confirmed his transfer strategy for the summer window.

The 43-year-old Italian, who was one of Pep Guardiola’s coaches during Manchester City’s treble season, was named to replace Dean Smith last week.

Enzo Maresca was appointed Leicester manager earlier this month


Enzo Maresca was appointed Leicester manager earlier this monthPhoto credit: Getty
Maresca has opened up about Jamie Vardy's future at the club


Maresca has opened up about Jamie Vardy’s future at the clubCredit: Alamy

He faces an uphill battle to stabilize the Foxes’ roster after being relegated to the Championship.

Youri Tielemans and Caglar Soyuncu have already left King Power Stadium.

James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Wilfred Ndidi and Timothy Castagne are among the other stars linked with a move.

But Maresca has now revealed he hopes to attract players by using his links with Man City.

Speak with The Telegraph Asked if he will plunder the Etihad for the champion’s young talents, he said: “One or two of those would do us good!”

“City really have a lot of young players that I know very well, having worked and coached with them at Under-23 level this season.”

This comes after Sheffield United loaned two youngsters from Man City, James McAtee and Tommy Doyle, last season in a bid to secure promotion back to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, striker Jamie Vardy, 36, is a player whose future many Leicester fans are uncertain about.

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The 2016 Premier League winner, who has scored 136 top-flight goals for the Foxes, has been with the club for 11 years.

And as he prepares for the final 12 months of his contract, Maresca has confirmed he will stay with them next season as well.

It’s some positive news for Leicester fans, even as they hope he returns to form after a dismal 2022/23 season.

The aging forward, who turns 37 in January, recorded just six goals and five assists in 42 appearances last season.


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