Ratings Attack: A Look at How Leicester's Summer Signings Have Fared so Far This Season

The Premier League season is now in full swing as the 2017/18 campaign has reached the halfway point.


Leicester City spent the best part of £80m on new recruits under then-manager Craig Shakespeare, although it is now Claude Puel who is in charge of managing the summer acquisitions.


Entering the new year, how have the Foxes summer signings fared?

1. Harry Maguire

Leicester's signing of the season, Harry Maguire has continued to earn rave reviews since his £17m move from Hull City in the summer.


The 24-year-old has established a strong partnership with Wes Morgan at the heart of the Foxes defence.


An ever-present in the league, Maguire has registered four assists - which is impressive for a centre-back - while a late equaliser against Manchester United proves he can also chip in with crucial goals. 


He even made his England debut this season, and a continuation of his impressive early form could see him book his place in the squad for the World Cup this coming summer. 


Rating: 8/10

2. Vicente Iborra

The signing of the Spaniard has proved to be a coup for the Midlands side this season, especially considered he only cost £12m from Sevilla.


Vicente Iborra boasts a wealth of experience during his time in Spain, winning three consecutive Europa League trophies before making the move to the King Power Stadium.


A strong figure at the centre of midfield, Iborra has done well with his strong tackling and economic use of possession as he continues to build a strong relationship with midfield partner Wilfred Ndidi. 


Fans will hope Iborra can push on and continue with his level of performance in the second half of the season. 


Rating: 7/10

3. Kelechi Iheanacho

Signed for a hefty £25m from Manchester City, it's safe to say that Kelechi Iheanacho has struggled to adapt to life at Leicester City.


The 21-year-old had a decent record at the Etihad, scoring 12 goals in two seasons before his move, although he has failed to score in his nine league appearances so far this season.


Iheanacho has had a tough time with injuries, but with the likes of Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki ahead of him, the Nigerian international could be bereft of league action in the second half of the season, and use the FA Cup and substitute appearances in the league as a chance to prove his worth.


Rating: 5/10

4. Aleksander Dragovic

The Austrian is another who has struggled for game time since joining Leicester in the summer. 


Joining on loan from Bayer Leverkusen, Aleksander Dragovic has only made two appearances in the league this season. 


The 26-year-old provides a good backup option for Claude Puel should either Harry Maguire or Wes Morgan sustain an injury, but it's unlikely he will dislodge on the pair in the second half of the season. 


Rating: 4/10

5. Eldin Kakupovic

Signed from Hull City following their relegation at the end of the 2016/17 season, Eldin Jakupovic has failed to make a senior appearance since his £2.5m move.


Making 26 league appearances during his time with Hull, Jakupovic is at the King Power Stadium to provide backup for Kasper Schmeichel in goal, but has even fallen behind Ben Hamer in the pecking order. 


Limited to appearances for the U23 side this season, don't expect Jakupovic to challenge Schmeichel for the number one spot anytime soon.


Rating: N/A

6. Adrien Silva

Easily the most bizarre transfer saga in the summer, it's easy to forget that Adrien Silva joined Leicester in that window.


His £22m move however was put on hold as Leicester failed to register the player in time, missing the deadline by 14 seconds. 


Silva instead had to wait until Januray before being officially registered as a Leicester player, making his long-awaited debut as a late substitute in their 3-0 win against Huddersfield on New Years Day. 


This means that despite being a summer signing, we must wait until the end of the season before assessing the quality of Portuguese international. 


Rating: N/A

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