Tuesday 20 August 2019

Switzerland captain Gokhan Inler in no rush to leave Leicester

Leicester's Gokhan Inler joined the club from Napoli in the summer
Leicester's Gokhan Inler joined the club from Napoli in the summer

Gokhan Inler is happy at Leicester and is in no rush to leave the King Power Stadium.

Press Association Sport understands the Switzerland skipper is prepared to fight for his place at the Foxes but recognises he needs to play ahead of Euro 2016.

The midfielder joined the Foxes from Napoli in the summer but has made just two league starts for the in-form side.

Reports suggested Inler would look for a loan move in January but that is not set in stone and it is understood the player is relaxed about his situation and appreciates boss Claudio Ranieri's position.

Inler's situation is likely to be assessed as the season pans out and the 31-year-old, who signed a three-year deal in the summer, remains committed to the Foxes.

Danny Drinkwater and N'Golo Kante have kept Inler on the bench with Leicester third in the Barclays Premier League.

He signed as a replacement for Esteban Cambiasso but his last league appearance came in the 2-2 draw at Stoke in September.

Switzerland qualified for Euro 2016 behind England in Group E and Inler scored in their 7-0 win over San Marino in October which booked their place in France.

Leicester go to Newcastle on Saturday and will go top with victory, if Arsenal drop points at West Brom, ahead of Manchester City's late game with Liverpool.

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