'Value key for Leicester'

Nigel Pearson has insisted that Leicester City will not be held to ransom as they seek to strengthen their squad before the transfer window closes on August 31.

Last Updated: 25/08/14 at 23:40 Post Comment

Nigel Pearson: The Leicester manager insists the club won't be held to ransom in

Nigel Pearson: The Leicester manager insists the club won't be held to ransom in

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Foxes are chasing Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, who recently left Inter Milan after 10 years at the San Siro.

Pearson admitted he is also hoping to add a defender and a forward to his squad but said he is happy to proceed with what he has if the club cannot find value in the market.

"It's proven to be more difficult this window,” he said. “There is a possibility of inflating prices because there is a need for it but my recommendation on it is 'don't do it'.

"We've had our fingers burnt in the past with doing deals late in the window. I recognise we need one or two extra players but I'm certainly not going to be held to ransom.

“My advice to the football club is if we can't get the people we want, I don't want to pad it out with players who are not the right fit or not good enough.

"There are more hoops to jump through this year but I'm not involved at that level. I'm very happy with the players here - the numbers are the issue. We have an interest in a midfield player (Cambiasso) and if we can add another defender and a forward, I'd be happy."

Leicester face Sky Bet League Two side Shrewsbury in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday and Pearson revealed he is planning to give some younger players playing time with his son James among those in consideration.

"We might see younger players, yes, and a few did well in pre-season,” he said. “There will be a number of changes.

"Is my son in consideration? I don't know. You'll have to wait and see. I don't see why I will make an allowance to talk about him. He had a very good pre-season."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Tottenham striker Harry Kane to make first England start in Italy

Harry Kane will make his first start for England in Tuesday night's friendly in Italy, Roy Hodgson has confirmed.

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle starts for Italy against England in Turin

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle has been handed a start for Italy in their friendly against England in Turin.

No Team GB football teams for 2016 Brazil Olympics

The FA has formally withdrawn its proposal to enter a Team GB Men’s and Women’s side at the 2016 Olympics.

Mail Box

Can Wenger Coach Young Players Anymore?

One Mailboxer wonders whether Wenger has still got ability to bring through young talent. Plus £50m for Sterling, stop being matey with footballers and Blackpool...

Forget About Flair And Play Like Greece

'Forget about flair and play like Greece' is one outsider's advice to the England national side, while an Arsenal fan wants to sell Theo Walcott to get Marco Reus.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company