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Former Leicester City XI that accrued over £300m in transfer fees featuring World Cup winner

Following Calvin Bassey’s move to Ajax, HITC Sport takes a look at a former Leicester City XI that has accrued over £300m in transfer fees….

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Following Calvin Bassey’s move to Ajax, Ladunblog Sport takes a look at a former Leicester City XI that has accrued over £300m in transfer fees.

Ron-Robert Zieler – Stuttgart

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The former Manchester United goalkeeper, who won the 2014 World Cup with Germany, failed to dislodged Kasper Schmeichel as the Foxes’ number one after arriving from Hannover.

Zieler made 13 appearances for the reigning Premier League champions during his solitary campaign with the club before returning to his homeland in a £3.5m move to VfB Stuttgart.

Lee Peltier – Free agent

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By far the cheapest player in this former Leicester City XI, Peltier made the move to Leeds United in a deal worth more than £500,000 in August 2012.

Peltier made 47 appearances for the Foxes in his one season at the club following his arrival from Huddersfield Town.

Harry Maguire – Manchester United

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Manchester United paid £80m, which is a world-record fee, to sign the former Hull City man in 2019.

Erik ten Hag has retained the England international as the Red Devils captain and United’s number five will be targeting significant improvements after a difficult campaign last season.

The 29-year-old made 76 appearances for the Foxes following his £17m move from the Tigers.

Calvin Bassey – Ajax

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Steven Gerrard signed Bassey from Leicester for Rangers in a £230,000 deal and the Nigeria international was a driving force in Giovanni van Bronckhorst side’s run to last season’s Europa League final.

Following Lisandro Martinez’s move to Manchester United which will see the Argentine reunite with Ten Hag, Ajax have signed Bassey on a five-year contract for a deal just worth under £23m.

Despite coming through the Leicester City academy, the 22-year-old never made his senior debut for the Foxes.

Ben Chilwell – Chelsea

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A product of the Leicester academy, Chilwell made 123 appearances for the Foxes before Chelsea splashed out £45m to bring the left-back to Stamford Bridge.

After scoring three goals and providing an assist in his first six Premier League appearances last season, the England international missed the majority of the campaign after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury against Juventus in November.

Following his return to fitness at the end of last season, the 25-year-old will be targeting a big year for club and country.

Danny Drinkwater – Free agent

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Drinkwater moved to the King Power Stadium after failing to breakthrough into the Manchester United first team.

The all-action midfielder established himself as a regular for the Foxes and he was a vital cog in Claudio Ranieri’s title triumph.

Chelsea paid £35m to reunite Drinkwater with his title-winning midfield partner N’Golo Kante but the three-time England international’s career has suffered an almighty nosedive since joining the Blues.

The 32-year-old is currently a free agent following his release from the west Londoners.

N’Golo Kante – Chelsea

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While Drinkwater struggled to kick on following Leicester’s footballing miracle, Kante has gone on to win some more of football’s biggest prizes.

The Frenchman remains one of the best midfielders in Europe and since leaving the King Power Stadium he’s added the World Cup, Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup, as well was another Premier League and three other trophies to his glittering CV.

Having paid £5.6m to sign Kante from Caen, Chelsea signed the midfielder for £30m a year later.

Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace

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Another product of the Leicester academy and a vital part of the title-winning side was the Ghanaian Schlupp.

Schlupp made 150 appearances for the Foxes before joining Crystal Palace for a reported £12m.

The 29-year-old will be hoping to build on an impressive first season under Patrick Vieira at Selhurst Park.

Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City

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Having been signed from Le Harve for £400,000 in 2014, the Algerian established himself as one of the most formidable wingers in the Premier League.

Mahrez was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year during Leicester’s surprise Premier League triumph from which he scored 17 goals and provided ten assists.

Following a further two seasons at the King Power, Manchester City broke their club to record sign Mahrez for £60m.

Since moving to the Etihad and playing under Pep Guardiola, Mahrez has won three more Premier Leagues, three League Cups and the FA Cup.

From 179 games for Leicester, the 31-year-old scored 48 goals and laid on 38 assists.

Ahmed Musa – Fatih Karagümrük

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Leicester splashed out a club-record £16m to sign the Nigerian from Russian side CSKA Moscow in 2016, but the move didn’t work out.

The pacey African scored five goals in 33 games for the Foxes and following a loan return to CSKA, the former African Cup of Nations winner moved to Saudi Arabia in 2018 on a permanent deal.

The Super Eagles forward joined Al-Nassr FC for £14m and he’s currently playing in Turkey.

Chris Wood – Newcastle United

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New Zealand’s all-time top scorer joined Leicester from West Bromwich Albion in January 2013 and went on to score 20 goals and lay on 10 assists from 62 appearances.

After impressing at Leeds United, the towering striker moved to Burnley where he stayed for four-and-a-half years before becoming PIFs second Newcastle United signing.

The Magpies spent £25m to bring Wood to St James’ Park and he’s scored two goals in 16 games for the Toon Army.

Wood completes the former Leicester City XI that accrued over £300m in transfer fees.

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