By 90Min
February 13, 2019

Foxes boss Claude Puel has stated that the interest in Leicester City's youngsters proves they are successful in nurturing promising young talent.

The Frenchman welcomes interest from the bigger clubs in England, however, he doesn’t believe Leicester are becoming a feeder club to the top six. Harry Maguire, Ben Chilwell and James Maddison are a few of the young English talents constantly linked with moves away from the King Power Stadium, but Puel believes they can continue to grow in Leicester.

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Following his successful World Cup Maguire had been hotly tipped to make the move to Manchester United, while Chilwell and Maddison’s performances have attracted interest from Manchester City and Tottenham respectively.

Speaking to the Leicester Mercury, Puel said: “I have a good feeling about this speculation. If we were playing poorly and didn’t have the opportunity to develop our young players other teams would not be interested in our players. It is good because we develop a lot of players, not just the young players.

 "Some different teams can have an interest in them. It is good feeling for our work and for the players who give their best on the pitch and make progress. They have made progress."

Puel has come under increasing scrutiny over his position at the club this season with Leicester sitting in the bottom half of the Premier League table. Despite the clubs poor form this year, clubs are continually interested in their shining prospects.

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"For this player and for the squad, to have some interest from other clubs is good because they have shown their qualities and it is a good feeling for the future, but they have a lot to learn and this is the right place to do that.

"They are learning and they have the possibility to make mistakes at this club because we are patient with them and we want to develop them. They have to continue their good work.” He added 

With the FA Cup back this weekend, Leicester’s early shock exit to Newport County means they won’t be back in action until Saturday 23 February when the host Crystal Palace.

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