90min recently claimed that Leicester City are interested in signing Atalanta’s Robin Gosens this summer.
The Foxes are looking to strengthen their left full-back position amid usual speculation over Ben Chilwell’s future at the club.
The 23-year-old Englishman has been of interest to multiple top Premier League sides over the last few months. Brendan Rodgers wants to be prepared if Chilwell was to leave this summer and Gosens would be a brilliant replacement.
Gosens is a quality player in his own right and has had an impressive season for Atalanta. However, is he really better than Chilwell? The stats certainly say so.
The German has scored seven goals and has picked up five assists in the Serie A this season, mostly playing higher up the pitch.
He also boasts of 1.2 interceptions, 1.5 tackles, 1.7 shots and 1.3 key passes per game which is a really impressive return. (WhoScored)
Chilwell, on the other hand, comes up short in each of those stats except tackles where he betters the German by just 0.1 every game. (WhoScored)
Gosens’ versatility of playing comfortably higher up the pitch is an added bonus for Rodgers who also needs to bring in a quality left-winger.
Demarai Gray hasn’t quite lived up to the expectations while Mark Albrighton, as solid a player as he is, needs to be upgraded for Leicester to push higher than they have this season.
James Maddison has done a fine job out on the left flank but he is a lot more effective when he plays in his natural number 10 position.
Bringing Gosens in this summer would help the Foxes cover more than just one position but if the report is anything to go by, they will have to fork out £25 million for his signing this summer.