As Leicester City fans slowly come around to the realization that they actually won the league, the owners of the club are beginning to work extra hard behind the scenes to ensure that the club is able to mount a defense of their trophy next year. The players turned up for training as usual on Monday, albeit with severe and deserved hangovers.
The performances of their top players have certainly not gone unnoticed, with clubs all over Europe looking to offer cash for the Premier League winners. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, the Leicester City vice-chairman seems to be having none it as he gave the Premier League ‘big four’ a hands-off warning.
After a remarkable season culminated in Tottenham Hotspur mathematically out of the running on Monday night and Leicester winning the league, the clubs with big money were shuffling to try and lure some of the players away with mega contracts.
Kante, Mahrez and Vardy are the names that will probably be most sought after, but the Chairman and vice chairman, who happens to be his son, are certainly not interested.
He told Thai television: “We are not selling anyone. We are not a team who produces players to be developed later by other teams. All players want to stay and keep on fighting together to see how far they can go. So selling players is not on our agenda.”
Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been linked to Leicester City players in recent days.