'He could have gone to Tottenham': Sherwood questions £105k-a-week PL man signing contract

Tim Sherwood has claimed that Brendan Rodgers ‘could have gone to Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United’, as he faces a possible struggle at Leicester City this season.

The Premier League title winner with Blackburn questioned why Rodgers signed a Leicester contract in recent times given that the club have brought in zero new faces this summer and they face losing a number of their star players.

One of them could come in the form of a certain attacking midfielder, James Maddison, who is attracting interest from both Tottenham and Newcastle United.

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On Sunday, the Foxes let a 2-0 goal slip against Brentford at the King Power Stadium during their opening Premier League match of the new season.

There are some who feel Leicester could drop down a division given the noise around the club, especially if they lose key men from their dressing room.

Former Premier League boss Tim Sherwood is in that camp, as he shared how Rodgers remained ‘loyal’ to the club, despite previous interest in his services from elsewhere, as he told Soccer Saturday (06/08/22 at 12:20 pm).

“The problem is that Brendan (Rodgers) has recently signed a new contract,” said Sherwood. “He must have had discussions with them (the Leicester board about transfers).

“Not just about the small future, but surely it had to be a few years down the line? He would have talked to them. Something has gone on there. Brendan has come out last week and said ‘we need to balance the books’.

“Why would he sign a contract? He could have gone to Tottenham. He had the opportunity to go to Manchester United. He stayed loyal to the football, signed his contract and now they have pulled the plug out of the bath.

“The players are going and they aren’t replacing them. Unless, they do something very, very quick. I think they are in trouble and they will finish in the bottom half.”

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ANTONIO CONTE NOW LEADING TOTTENHAM’S CHARGE

Last summer, Spurs brought Nuno Espirito Santo to the club and his spell in charge will remain unforgettable for a very, very long time.

Rodgers has a better track record than the former Wolves boss and the £105k-a-week man (Sportspayouts) would have been a name considered to replace Jose Mourinho, at the time.

Nonetheless, whilst Daniel Levy has gone the long way around, he now has the best possible option in his dugout and that was proven last season.

Even though Conte joined midway through the campaign, Spurs still secured Champions League football and now they have started the 2022/23 season with a 4-1 win against Southampton.

The Premier League’s top two have been dominant for a long while, but there are some who feel if anyone can challenge them, then it’s Conte’s side.

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