Enzo Maresca expressed reluctance about Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s departure, leaving the player’s future in the hands of the club.
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall netted the opening goal in three minutes, helping Leicester extend their lead to 10 points at the top of the Championship with a 3-1 win against Swansea.
Brighton is eyeing Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall for a January transfer, but Leicester is holding out for a fee of at least £30 million.
Leicester secured the points with two goals in three minutes. Stephy Mavididi scored from the penalty spot, and Yunus Akgun added a third.
Enzo Maresca: I don’t think that Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s future was about this game
Maresca mentioned that Dewsbury-Hall remained unaffected by the transfer rumors in the lead-up to the game.
“I don’t want Kiernan to go. Ask the club if we need to sell or not,” said Maresca.
“The only way we can do something is to sell players. I don’t think that Kiernan’s future was about this game. Kiernan is a Leicester player, hopefully he can play in the next game.
“Here, he showed once again he is in love with the club, if something will happen now, I don’t know.
“He cares about the club and he has 10 goals this season, probably for the first time in his life, these kind of things, people don’t give the right importance to and it’s not a good thing.”
Maresca detected occasional frustration among home supporters, despite Leicester’s dominance in the English second tier.
“You can feel the fans when they’re not happy. Some people take things for granted,” said the Italian coach.
“We have won 26 of 34 games this season, unbelievable, a huge number.
“The only thing I can say is that people think it’s easy, but it’s not. I came to this club to play with this idea, the moment there is some doubt about the idea, the day after, I will leave, it’s so clear.”