Leicester City should consider signing West Ham's Diafra Sakho ahead of title defence

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Leicester City defied the odds last season in winning the Premier League title, and now, all eyes are turning to how well they can defend said title.

Claudio Ranieri performed miracles with the squad of players at his disposal as his side romped away to their first ever top flight title, finishing 10 points ahead of second place Arsenal.

Next season, however, they will be presented with an entirely different challenge to the one they faced this term, as every Premier League club will be more aware of the threats they possess.


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They will no longer be the surprise package, and will be expected to go out and win games, rather than sit back and soak up pressure before hitting their opponents on the counter-attack.

To improve their chances of having another successful season, the Foxes need to bring in some quality additions, and one department they should consider strengthening in particular is the centre-forward position.

Jamie Vardy was terrific last season, with his superb displays symbolic of Leicester's campaign. At the age of 29, however, they cannot rely solely on him to deliver in the manner that he did last term. If he was to suffer an injury, the Foxes would lack a suitable replacement in the mould of the England international. 

Therefore, Leicester are in need of a new striker to help take the workload off of Vardy, and they should look no further than their Premier League rivals.

Diafra Sakho of West Ham United would be the ideal signing for the east Midlands outfit. He is incredibly quick, and plays off the shoulder of the last defender, in a very similar style to Vardy.

He is also available, as the Hammers continue their pursuit of a world-class striker, with the club letting it be known he will be sold if they receive an acceptable offer.

The added benefit of signing Sakho would be the fact that he can not only play through the middle, but is equally accomplished playing on either flank as part of a front three.

This would give Ranieri the ability to introduce more variation into his teams style, and prevent Leicester from becoming too one dimensional and easy to play against.

Much will depend on whether West Ham manage to land the big name striker they crave, but if they do, a move for Sakho would be the ideal scenario for all parties involved.

It would give the Senegal international a chance to re-establish himself as a top Premier League striker, whilst improving Leicester's options immeasurably.

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