Fulham are interested in signing Kieran Dewsbury-Hall in January, with the midfielder currently on loan at Championship rivals Leicester City.
Leicester City fans are head-over-heels in love with their homegrown playmaker as Enzo Maresca’s side doubled their lead away at Norwich in midweek. The footballer with the name of an upper-class wedding venue showcased some of the attributes that make him arguably the most complete midfielder in England’s second tier.
The burst of speed to get past a Norwich defender, followed by the poise and technique to make Kasey McAteer’s tap-in as simple as a tap-in can be.
That was Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s third assist of the new Championship season already, while both of his goals came in that virtuoso display against Coventry City on the opening weekend. Has there been a finer individual display in the second-tier yet this term?
Fulham like Leicester’s Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
Leicestershire-born, and a graduate of the Foxes’ academy; turning Dewsbury-Hall’s head – in the midst of a promotion battle no less – may be easier said than done. But you cannot blame Fulham for trying.
TalkSPORT report that Marco Silva’s Cottagers are big fans of the 25-year-old. Dewsbury-Hall is, however, under contract at Leicester until 2027, and one suspects it would take an offer in excess of £20 million to twist Leicester arms.
“Since he’s broken into the team, I felt throughout the season it was what we were missing. Just in terms of intensity. The team was missing intensity and pressure and he has brought that,” former Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers said after Dewsbury-Hall opened his Premier League account with a ‘wonderful’ strike against Crystal Palace last year.
“He typifies everything we want to be. He has good industry, a cultured left foot and he’s very honest.”
Dewsbury-Hall, who is most effective when lining up on the left side of central midfield, may establish a dangerous partnership with Joao Palhinha at Fulham, with the latter’s defensive mindset allowing the former to step forward and make those famous lung-busting runs into the final third.