Would recently released West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan be a smart addition for Leicester City?

Kevin Nolan

Should Leicester City build on their strong start to the season by adding Kevin Nolan to their squad?

Leicester City have surpassed pundit expectations with their strong start to the season, currently unbeaten after four games.

Their eight points won is more than Manchester United, Chelsea or Arsenal, three of the four clubs to finish in the Champions League qualification places last season.

Maintaining their positive start is going to be tricky, especially with the momentum halted by the international break.

One way to keep it going and give the side a boost would be adding a new player to the squad, which is still possible despite the transfer window closing, if the Foxes look at the free agent market.

Recently released West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan is the most intriguing player available, and one who would strengthen their options.

Nolan is 34, yet like Jamie Vardy is a player who is hugely experienced in English football and can add balance to a squad boasting young talents like Riyad Mahrez and Jeffrey Schlupp.

The know-how Nolan will be able to bring, and ability to score goals from midfield, could help turn losses into draws and draws into wins, vital in terms of survival.

At his age Nolan would not be necessarily a regular starter, but he remains good enough to be rotated in central midfield among Danny Drinkwater and Andy King. 

Gokhan Inler and Ngolo Kante are excellent additions, and an argument against Leicester moving for Nolan, but adding him into the mix on a free transfer to compete for a place and show what he can do will only raise levels of competition and be good for the side.

Leicester are currently rated at 33/1 to sign Nolan by SkyBet, who price Championship side Burnley as 4/5 favourites.

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