DJ Campbell, a £1.5m man?

The Leicester Mercury is reporting that Leicester City have set an asking price of £1.5m for striker DJ Campbell.

DJ, who has played much more like a Dudley at the Walkers Stadium since signing for £1.6m from Birmingham in 2007, has proved one of the most frustrating players to wear a City shirt in recent years.

Campbell has scored 5 goals in 3 seasons for the Foxes (22 starts, 25 appearances as a sub) but, infuriatingly, has netted 23 goals in 43 starts in loan spells at Blackpool and Derby.

That DJ doesn’t enjoy life in Leicester is clear, after all he showed no signs of improvement when Ian Holloway first got his hands on him at Leicester before deciding to bring him to Blackpool. City ought to get as much as they can for the former Brentford man, but is the asking price just a tad on the optimistic side?

In the last few seasons Joe Mattock has left for £1.2m, Ian Hume made his way to Barnsley for the same price. Indeed the last player City sold for more than DJ’s current asking price was David Connelly who signed for Wigan in 2005 at a cost of £2m.

It doesn’t seem like Campbell has much of a future at City, but I’d be shocked if the club gets a seven figure sub for him. Blackpool might have some cash, but £1.5m will buy you a far better striker than DJ.

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