Leicester City midfielder Gokhan Inler talks up potential January exit

Leicester City’s Gokhan Inler could leave this month.

Leicester City midfielder Gokhan Inler says he is weighing up his options after struggling to break into the first-team picture so far this season, The Sun report.

The Switzerland international only joined the Foxes in the summer but has so far had to contend with a place on the bench as Danny Drinkwater and N’Golo Kante have formed a terrific partnership.

Inler has made just three Premier League starts over the first half of the campaign and, with the European Championships on the horizon, he is left in a tricky spot.

Speaking to reporters on the situation, the 31-year-old admitted he is weighing up his options.

"A transfer is certainly a topic for me. That is despite the fact that I’m not someone who likes to leave straight away. I need to take a good look at the situation, anything is possible," he explained.

"I settled in well at Leicester and found a house. But this is a difficult spell for me as a footballer."

Inler boasts an abundance of ability but a lack of pace and mobility in the middle doesn’t coincide with Leicester’s quick counterattacking and direct style of football.

Claudio Ranieri’s men have experienced overwhelming success thus far but it has been built on traits arguably not suited to Inler’s game, causing an evident dilemma.

According to a recent report by Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio, the former Napoli man could be on the verge of a move to Bundesliga outfit Schalke.

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