Despite being signed on loan from Galatasaray as a right-sided winger, Turkish international Yunus Akgun starts in a central position for Leicester City’s Championship match at Norwich. Enzo Maresca has said that Yunus Akgun’s tendency to drift inside makes him an option for one of Leicester City’s number eight spots.

The Turkish international made his second start of the season against Norwich on Wednesday night, but instead of playing on the right flank, where he has spent the majority of his career, he is now one of the number eights. Maresca made two changes, bringing in the Galatasaray loanee and Cesare Casadei for Kieran Dewsbury-Hall and Wilfred Ndidi.

Yunus also had an appearance in midfield against Southampton. He can play this position because he is distinct from the other wide players on Maresca’s team.

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“He has a good chance there,” Maresca remarked earlier this week. “In the end, he’s a different type of winger.” He’s a winger who like to play inside.

“He differs from Abdul (Fatawu), Stephy (Mavididi), and Macca (Kasey McAteer), who are all touchline wingers.” They prefer to remain wide. Because Yunus prefers to come inside, we can consider using him as an offensive midfielder.”

Yunus’ relocation indoors may also be due to a shortage of options for City in the park’s center. Maresca was happy with his squad’s four number eights – Dewsbury-Hall, Casadei, Ndidi, and Dennis Praet – but after the latter suffered a major back injury, City attempted to sign another. Their late bid to sign Manchester City’s James McAtee failed, with the teenager instead joining Sheffield United.

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