Well it what has turned out to be one of the most drawn out and obvious sagas in recent times Wes Morgan is poised to sign for Leicester it seems, after Forest decided we need to cash in on their offer for a player who is out of contract in the summer. To avoid the Kelvin Wilson scenario, we have decided to not let him go for free in the summer.
What does this mean for the team though? Will we see Jamaal Lascelles stepping up now that he is back from injury? Potentially it could be that we have let this deal wait till now to make sure Lascelles is fit. Or indeed will we be signing another defender from elsewhere?
I.e. are we in for a loanee from the Premier League, or looking to reinvest the money in a defender from elsewhere? Both options might be a good chance to get some fresh blood in a team that unfortunately has a losing mentality now with its horrendous form. Someone might breathe fresh air into the dressing room and reinvigorate the team.
A cult favourite, it will be a shame to see Wes Morgan leave, and I can’t begin to imagine him in another teams colours, but this is no Michael Dawson or Des Walker. Wes might be a decent Championship defender, but that is all he is. He would never make it at a top level club. So perhaps getting a good fee whilst we can and moving on to a new phase might be for the best. I would prefer him to stay of course, he is a legend at the club, but sometimes legends do need to move on, and I would wish him all the best for the future.
The deal is apparently for around a million and is subject to Wes passing a medical tomorrow.