Leicester City’s latest news is that the full-back has completed a loan move to Italian side Bologna, just six months after joining the club.
Victor Kristiansen has disclosed that after learning that he will be playing as a central defender in Enzo Maresca’s system, he requested a transfer away from Leicester City.
After joining the club in January, the full-back had only been there for six months. After failing to make an appearance in the first half of the season, he signed a loan deal with Bologna in the last days of the transfer window, with the Italian club having the option to make the move permanent.
When City is in possession, Maresca’s full-backs play a different role than usual, with one moving into midfield and the other into central defense. The City manager stated earlier this summer that Kristiansen, like Callum Doyle, would be one to step into defense.
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However, Kristiansen was dissatisfied with the role, prompting him to look for a new club. “When Leicester changed managers, they wanted me to play as a central defender, but I preferred to continue playing in my role,” he remarked in a news conference, according to Bologna Sport News.
“I informed my agent that I needed to switch teams to become a full-back.” Bologna arrived and offered me a good project. The first match went well; we won, which is the most important thing, and played well.Several phone calls were made during the negotiations with people and employees in Bologna, including the coach. With Motta’s guidance, I believe I can become a top-tier player. I have extremely positive feelings; it’s a fantastic thing when the coach gives you confidence.”
Despite his brief time at the club, the full-back believes that his time in England has benefited him as a player.
“It wasn’t simple. “I went to Leicester to play in the Premier League despite the fact that the team was in a bad position in the standings and had been relegated,” he explained. “However, I couldn’t turn down the English championship.” At the same time, I am glad for this time since it strengthened me.”
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