KEY POINTS

  • Leicester City is heading to Moscow for a Europa League match fresh off a stunning win over Manchester United
  • The Foxes have signed former Arsenal youth star Bayli Spencer-Adams
  • Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers demands stability from his squad

Leicester City appears to be serious about making a strong case to becoming title contenders this season.

After playing their first eight English Premier League matches, the Foxes have decided to continue bolstering the squad with youngsters who could possibly help the team in the future.

The latest player to sign for Leicester is former Arsenal Academy star Bayli Spencer-Adams, Leicester Mercury reported.

Confirming the news on his Twitter account, Spencer-Adams vowed to continue his “hard work” with the Foxes.

“Delighted to start this new chapter & sign for such a massive club,” he wrote. “The hard work continues!”

Spencer-Adams started his career with Arsenal and was released by the club’s youth team in 2019.

He then joined Watford, where he made his first-team debut last year.

Before officially signing for Leicester, the Guyanese defender first spent time on trial with Burnley in May.

He continued his trial with Leicester, and after making three starts for the Foxes’ Under-23 side between mid-September and the international break, Spencer-Adams has finally convinced the club that he deserves to be handed a contract.

The 20-year-old is expected to continue playing for Leicester’s youth setup as he hopes to earn a spot in the team’s senior squad sooner rather than later.

As it stands, Leicester has gone 3-3-2 in the English top-flight. The club’s latest win came at the expense of Manchester United on Friday, October 22.

It was a close match until the 82nd minute, in which returning Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford scored an equalizer.

From that point on, everything happened so fast and Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka swiftly turned the tables by hitting a pair of goals en route to a 4-2 victory full-time.

Ahead of the Europa League match against Spartak Moscow, Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers implied that he is looking forward to seeing his squad continue where they left off.

"We will pick a team to win the game like we always do,” Rodgers said at his pre-match press conference. “We’ve come off a really good performance [against Manchester United] and we want to have stability in the team and look to continue with that. We have all of our fit players here because it’s a very important game for us.”

“We want to go as far as we possibly can and that’s why [Spartak Moscow] this is a big game."

Plenty to think about - Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers looks on during his side's 4-2 defeat by Newcastle Plenty to think about - Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers looks on during his side's 4-2 defeat by Newcastle Photo: POOL / Michael Regan