The process Leicester used to find Kante's replacement, which ended up being Ndidi, wasn't particularly complicated. They went around Europe looking for young players who get tons of tackles and interceptions. They ended up going for Ndidi and Nampalys Mendy. One adapted, one didn't but the idea was that at least one would fit in and replace what Kante gave them.We miss him terribly he was very underrated, i often think there is an inherent dislike for anyone who signed by Walsh/Koeman, he was far better then we gave him credit for. Football is often a simple game of balance and he gave us terrific balance.
I could see the logic in truth as i think that will be our model going on - its why i think there is little truth in the Allan stuff. We've been terribly unlucky with injury though and i would be interested to see how a JPG and Gomes midfield develops and contributes, sadly unlikely this year.
I still think we need another, ive banged the drum for Ndidi at Leicester or that ilk, sadly i think that horse has bolted. Think we would be willing to player trade Gylfi and Morgan to put a decent body in there as a governor if required, especially if 442 is going to be the consistent thing.
We kind of tried that but Gbamin is significantly different from Gueye to the point that even if healthy Marco needed to change the system and didn't. I don't know if Carlo is interested in that type of player now, but I think it would be relatively straightforward trying to find candidates to go after.