Claudio Ranieri Urges Ulloa To Fight For His Place And Become His Target Man
The 30 year old joined the Foxes in 2014 from Brighton and has recently handed a transfer request.
He said that he had been “let down by the club” on social media.
After starting only one league match this season, Leanardo Ulloa has fallen out with the FIFA Manager of the Year, Claudio Ranieri.
Ranieri rejected a bid from Sunderland for his prized asset who has bagged one goal from his only appearance this campaign.
With only 18 months left on his current contract, have a look at what Ulloa had to say: “I am sad about the current situation because it’s been two wonderful years here.”
“But now in my situation, with me not being part of the plans, I feel that the best way forward is that I leave and I can be happy somewhere else.”
“The manager has been telling me for the last three months that if an offer of £4m or £5m was arriving he would help me to leave.”
“My understanding is that there are offers bigger than that which are not being considered. Today he tells me he wants me to stay. If I stay at the club it’s going to affect my future and my career.”
Whereas Claudio Ranieri said: “We don’t want to sell him. Also I don’t want to because I have just Slimani as a target man and I need another target man.”
“I want Leo here and I hope he can be calm and understand my position. Of course he’s not happy and I understand him.”
“The club know my idea very well and also Leo knows very well my idea. He is a fantastic player, a fantastic man and I believe in him.”
Will Leonardo Ulloa force his way out of the King Power Stadium before the January transfer window is slammed shut?