Grading Leicester City's summer signings - Aleksandar Dragovic and Eldin Jakupovic

Leicester City's Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic (L) vies with Leeds United's English striker Kemar Roofe during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester...

These two Craig Shakespeare signings have only two Leicester City appearances between them.

Leicester City's Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic (L) vies with Leeds United's English striker Kemar Roofe during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester...

The November international break is a checkpoint which signals that we are roughly a third of the way through the season.

This is, in most cases, a long enough time for judgements to be made on the millions of pounds worth of summer signings.

Here we take a closer look at forgotten Leicester City duo Aleksandar Dragovic and Eldin Jakupovic, which is easier said than done as they have only made two Foxes appearances between them.

Aleksandar Dragovic

As BBC Sport reports, the Austrian was signed by Craig Shakespeare on a season-long loan from Bayer Leverkusen on deadline day, and yet he featured in only one of the sacked manager’s Premier League squads.

Aleksander Dragovic of Leicester City tackles Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Leicester City and Liverpool at The King Power Stadium on...

The defender's only appearances for Leicester so far have been in the Carabao Cup, despite his international pedigree of 60 caps, and Champions League experience with Leverkusen, Dynamo Kiev and FC Basel. 

The 26-year-old has provided the type of established defensive cover which could have come at a much greater cost, so, although the player would liked to have been involved much more, it has been a shrewd move by the Foxes.

New boss Claude Puel has named Dragovic on the bench for each of his two games in charge, which could suggest that he is considering taking a look at his continental class, over Wes Morgan’s bullish English approach.

Grade: C

Eldin Jakupovic

Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and Sunderland at KCOM Stadium on May 6, 2017 in Hull, England.

Dragovic has been top billing compared to Jakupovic, who has not made a single appearance yet for the Foxes. He has made the squad for three Carabao Cup games, but has had to watch Ben Hamer keep goal from the bench.

The Swiss was one of the best stoppers in the Premier League during the second half of last season, and it has been a surprise that he has been third choice behind Hamer, whose last top-flight outing came in January 2015.

According to The Sun, Jakupovic joined Leicester on a three-year deal for a £2.5m fee. That is £2.5m completely wasted by the Foxes, and a deal that the 33-year-old must be hopeful of getting out of before long.

Grade: E

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