Heskey claims Leicester winger ‘doesn’t fit’ their system

Date published: Friday 12th March 2021 10:55 - Lewis Oldham


Emile Heskey has suggested that Leicester City attacker Cengiz Under “doesn’t fit” into their set-up under Brendan Rodgers.

Under joined Leicester in September on a season-long loan deal from Roma. This transfer includes an option for the Foxes to sign him permanently.

The winger has only played a bit-part role for Brendan Rodgers’ side so far this campaign.

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The Turkey international has played 19 times this season, and he has notched two goals and three assists. He has only started once in the Premier League, though. Most of his appearances came in the Europa League.

Heskey told HITC, as cited by Leicestershire Live, that he has questioned why Leicester brought Under to the club:

“It’s an interesting one. I remember seeing him (at the start of the season) and thinking; ‘why have they bought him?’

“Now, a few months on, I see that he’s fitter but where does he fit (into Rodgers’ team)?

“When you’ve got Harvey Barnes, when you’ve got James Maddison, when you’ve got Ayoze Perez, all these players fit, Ricardo Pereira has played on the right as well, where does he fit in?

“He doesn’t fit, to be honest with you, even if I think he’s actually come on leaps and bounds. I don’t think he fits within the system.”

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