The good and the bad from Leicester City's January transfer window

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We take an in-depth look at Leicester City's January transfer window.

Leicester City's January transfer window may be what ultimately determines whether they retain their top flight status at the end of the season.

The Foxes are currently propping up the Premier League table and they invested heavily in January to try and give themselves the quality needed to pull away from the bottom three. 

Leicester spent a club record £9 million on Andrej Kramaric, while they also brought in Mark Schwarzer and Robert Huth in an important month for the side.

In this piece we take a look at the good and the bad from Leicester's winter window. 

The Good 

Robert Huth

The signing of Robert Huth from Stoke City is as close to a guarantee of an upgrade that Leicester could get. 

Huth has proven Premier League class and should slot in well at the King Power Stadium. 

Nigel Pearson's defence has looked particularly porous throughout the campaign, but Huth should help provide the steel needed to boost their chances of containing the opposition. 

Andrej Kramaric

The jury is still out on whether Kramaric will be a good addition for Leicester, but at least it showed some ambition. 

Queens Park Rangers and Burnley, the two sides promoted alongside Leicester from the Championship last campaign, both showed little intention of spending their way out of trouble, but the Foxes proved that they are desperate to keep their place in the Premier League. 

Kramaric signing means that Leicester now have a very valuable strike-force, with Leonardo Ulloa costing a sizeable amount last summer, and they will be hoping that they can fire them out of trouble. 

The Bad

Mark Schwarzer 

There is always something to say for experience, but the addition of Schwarzer does seem a rather strange transfer.

The Australian is now into his 40's and Leicester already have two decent stoppers in their ranks.

Both Kasper Schmeichel and Ben Hamer have put in some good displays this season and may feel a little disillusioned by Schwarzer's arrival. 

No midfielder

Leicester have been crying out for an injection of quality in central midfield all season, but they will have to make do with what they have now. 

The side were unable to bring in a quality creative player and that could cost them come May. 

Challenges in the summer

The task for Leicester in the summer will depend on what league they are in. If they can retain their status in the top-flight then it will be a case of bringing in players capable of ensuring that they avoid a relegation fight next season.

The good news is that if Leicester do go down, most of their squad should remain. The side do not have too many big-name stars and the bulk of the team would be unlikely to seek moves should they slip down a division. 

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