Marc Albrighton feels that there is no need for Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy or teammate Riyad Mahrez to leave in January with the club sitting at the top of the Premier League table, The Sun reports.
The Foxes have been simply sensational this season, upsetting all the odds to lead the Premier League table after 15 games of the season.
Vardy has been in the goal-scoring form of his life, netting 14 league goals, while teammate Mahrez has 10 goals and a further six assists in just 13 league starts to his name.
The duo have been superb for Leicester, but ahead of the January transfer window they will certainly come into the equation when the so-called big teams look to strengthen their squads.
Albrighton, however, sees no reason for them to leave the King Power stadium considering their position.
“We’re not worried about speculation. Vards and Riyad both know what they bring to this club and how loved they are here. I don’t think it would do them any good to go anywhere at the minute,” The Sun quotes him as saying.
“We’re top of the league, so why would they want to leave? The way the season’s going it’s wide open. The big teams are losing games and dropping points which is unusual because they’re normally quite solid.
“We’ve just got to concentrate on what we do because it’s got us to where we are so far. If we continue doing that we won’t go far wrong."
Leicester were many people’s tip to go down this season, especially after they replaced Nigel Pearson with Claudio Ranieri, who had previously struggled during his short reign as manager of Greece.
The Italian coach has avoided temptation to change too much at the King Power Stadium, and Leicester’s success this season has been down to their excellent work ethic and energy off the ball.
While a genuine tilt at the title might be beyond them this season, a top-four spot is certainly a realistic target now they’ve put themselves in such a good position.