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Free Agent Pair Set For Foxes Switch?

21 July 2010 by

Leicester City are set to make a move for two free agents, as former Swansea City midfielder Andrea Orlandi and ex Watford centre back Jay Demerit, could well be making a move to the Walkers Stadium in the next couple of days.

Orlandi is a name which has been tracked by Paulo Sousa for a good number of weeks, and it is believed that Leicester are set to sign the former Swansea midfielder on a free transfer. Orlandi who played under Sousa at the Championship side spent a season on loan to Barcelona in the season 2006-2007; however he only made one appearance. Orlandi is highly rated and he can play anywhere across the midfield, due to the fact that Sousa had the 25 year old at Swansea it is highly likely that they will join up again this time at Leicester.

Meanwhile former Watford centre back and United States international Jay Demerit is also looking for a new club; Demerit was released by Watford at the end of the 09/10 season. The 30 year old is rumoured to be interested in a move to the Walkers Stadium, and a deal could well be done by the beginning of next week. Paulo Sousa has already signed one centre back this season, that being a loan deal for Benfica youngster Miguel Vitor. Demerit spent six years at Vicarage Road making 182 appearances for the “Hornets”, the United States international took part in all of USA World Cup group game fixtures, including the match against England.

Also Leicester striker Yann Kermorgant is reported to have agreed a deal with a French side over a possible loan move, while the “Foxes” have missed out on the signature of Hugo Colace who decided to opt upon a new deal with Barnsley.

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  • john allen

    when anybody tell’s me what a great manager pearson was,i reply ‘yann’….he persisted with a man who would not score in a brothel….demerit would be a great signing….

  • Alex

    He didn’t exactly persist with him. He only started 9 games for us. Pearson was great for Leicester. Don’t start pretending he wasn’t, because that’s pathetic.

  • Geoff Sharp

    I don’t think Nigel Pearson should be critised for what he did at Leicester. He certainly has left the club in a much better state than when he arrived. He has left the basis for a championship winning side to be built on. Whether sousa can achieve that remains to be seen. I wish them both good luck.

  • john allen

    dear, alex,
    perhaps your preception of “greatness” is different to mine…..there is no doubt
    mr. sousa was a “great” player… mr. pearson a “great” manager? as with mr. souasa we shall see… as for “yann” he was pants…..sorry….

  • Ralph

    Dear John Allen, have a think about where we were before NP, and where we were for his last game in charge. NP was one of the best managers we’ve ever had.

  • dan

    pearson was ok for leicester……example….dj….didnt play him.shiped him off to blackpool.pearson said he aint any good..and then plays yann..How can a manager be so stubben .just because he dont like the bloke he would not play him…sousa will be intresting….

  • john allen

    i think some of you guy’s sleep with a picture of pearson under your pillows…
    remember… HE left, he hasn’t even said goodbye to you the supporters who paid his wages…am i wrong? he did ok for us… we did ok for him…he signed a 3year deal, left after 2…taking a club the statue of lcfc,from third division to fifth in the second division, don’t make him great in my book….

  • russ

    City did ok under Pearson,he did what was expected of him when winning div 1 and we all would of been slagging him big time if we did not go up so that wasn,t the greatest thing a city manager has ever done.Last season if he had played players in their natural positions (Oakley,Gallager.eg)and leaving players like Adams,N,guessan and at times Dyer on the bench.
    For entertainment value 6out of ten,at times we destroyed teams with attractive football for about 20 mins each game but employed the long ball far to much.
    Pearsons tatics we questioned more than a few times during his stay here and he had a personality of an ex mother inlaw but he won more games than he lost and i supose thats what it all about.
    Hopefull for next year

  • Jake Moore

    Pearson did the job he was expected to do two years ago, last season he exceeded all our expectations. Who here can honestly hand on heart say that they expected a top 5 finish last season? I for one didn’t. He did a good job for us. It’s not his fault that DJ couldn’t hit the net, Martin Allen shouldn’t have spent so much money on him. As for Yann, that was a huge mistake by Pearson, but when it came to signing players 9 times outta 10 he did an epic job (i.e) Waghorn. But Pearson is GONE, it’s time to move on and re-build under sousa, i can’t wait to watch them play against Palace on the 7th of August. Here’s to a good year for city.

  • Simon Hudson

    Don’t be too hard on NP’s tranfer record. Anyone who get signings right much more than half the time is doing well and NP did a lot better than that.

  • Mike

    Orlandi is still at Swansea :S

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