Tottenham's Nacer Chadli would be a fantastic addition to the Leicester
Leicester City have to ensure they make smart acquisitions this summer, in order to give themselves the best chance of repeating their incredible performances last season, and in turn, retaining their Premier League crown.
Their new found status as Champions will provide a new challenge in itself, as they will be expected to go out and win games, rather than sit back, soak up pressure, and hit the opposition on the counter attack.
Bringing in new players will provide Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri to play with more tactical variation, and prevent them from becoming too predictable.
Chadli celebrates scoring for Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur's Nacer Chadli would be the ideal signing for Leicester, and not only would he provide competition for the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton, but he would also take the Foxes to a new level, with the tremendous ability he possesses.
Ranieri's men were too heavily reliant on Mahrez and Vardy last term, and will need to bolster their attacking options to ease the burden on their star duo.
Chadli's presence would enable Leicester to change their shape to a 4-2-3-1 if they so desired, and would be a major threat cutting inside from the left. He is an accomplished crosser of the ball and tends to whip balls into the box before the opposition defence has time to set their shape - a rare commodity in the current game where wingers seem more interested in turning a defender inside out before they deliver a cross.
Chadli would be a statement signing, should Leicester make a move
He could also play through the middle behind Vardy in the number 10 role, providing the Foxes' with an added goal threat, and his vision and range of passing could prove pivotal when Leicester come up against teams that sit back and defend.
The East Midlands outfit find themselves in an unfamiliar position now financially, where they will benefit from the riches of Champions League football combined with increased revenue from the new TV deal. Chadli still has two years remaining on his current deal at Spurs, so would certainly not come cheap, but the Leicester hierarchy should make every effort to make a deal happen.
The Belgian international, capped 32 times for his country, will no doubt face tougher competition next season with Son Heung-Min becoming accustomed to the English game, Erik Lamela continuing to improve and the emergence of impressive youngster Joshua Onomah.
At 26, Chadli must ensure he is at a club where first-team football is guaranteed, and if he were to move to Leicester he could become one of their go-to players.
It would be a clear signal of intent for their ambitions for the season ahead, and would make them a far more dangerous proposition next term.
Chadli could face more competition from Son Heung-Min next season