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Maresca is a big fan of this Leicester City player

Leicester City

Newly appointed Chelsea manager Enzo Maresca is a ‘big fan’ of Leicester City goalkeeper Mads Hermansen, who played under the Italian last season, The Athletic revealed.

Maresca, 44, is set to start his revolution at Stamford Bridge and could be looking to bring in a trusted stopper. Hermansen enjoyed a successful campaign as the Foxes triumphed in the Championship.

The Danish goalkeeper, who signed from Brondby last summer, kept 13 clean sheets in 44 appearances for Leicester. Hermansen was called ‘the best goalkeeper outside the Premier League‘ by The Times writer Henry Winter last season, and he could be on the move again this summer.

After winning the title, the 23-year-old keeper is now back in Denmark preparing for the Euros. He anticipates taking over the starting spot from former Leicester favorite Kasper Schmeichel in the future.

Maresca, who reportedly admires Hermansen in goal, could bring in a third starting-caliber goalkeeper to Stamford Bridge this summer. Last season, Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic competed for minutes under Mauricio Pochettino, appearing in 21 and 31 games respectively.

Maresca might look to solve the uncertainty around the goalkeeper situation at Chelsea by bringing in a familiar name. Leicester fans are ‘scared’ to lose Hermansen, who started 44 out of 46 league matches for the Foxes last season. He became a fan favorite during the title-winning campaign.

Hermansen’s departure ahead of Leicester’s Premier League return would be a big blow after he showed promise last season. Besides his shot-stopping abilities, the Danish goalkeeper is also comfortable playing with the ball at his feet. He ranked 41st of all players in the Championship in passes completed last season.

As featured on LeicesterCityNews.com

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