Leicester City's summer signing Filip Benkovic has revealed that he wants to see out his loan at Celtic amidst reports that Claude Puel may recall the Croatian in January.
Benkovic signed from Dinamo Zagreb for £13m but was immediately sent out on loan to Celtic in order to gain some experience. However, the Croat has been in excellent form for the Scottish giants and has caught the attention of his parent club. Despite this, Benkovic is keen to see out his loan deal.
He explained, as reported by the Leicester Mercury: "
“I really appreciate what they [Celtic] are doing for me. We have a really good atmosphere in the team."
Whilst Leicester have been defensively solid recently, conceding just two goals in their last six games, Wes Morgan is very much in the twilight of his career and his performances have started to wane.
With Harry Maguire currently out injured, Claude Puel has been forced to start Johnny Evans
At 21-years-old, Benkovic has youth on his side and he could strike up a partnership with Maguire to form a long-term centre-back pairing for Leicester.
Puel's side next face an away trip to Craven Cottage as they take on a Fulham