Leicester recall Filip Benkovic from Cardiff loan after three months

Leicester recall Filip Benkovic from his season-long loan spell at Cardiff after only three months with the £13m Croatian defender making just ONE appearance from the bench

  • Leicester have brought Filip Benkovic back to the club after Cardiff loan ended 
  • The Croatian joined on a season-long loan but has featured once from the bench 
  • Benkovic, who signed for £13m in 2018, is yet to play for Leicester in the league  

Leicester have recalled Croatian defender Filip Benkovic from his loan spell at Cardiff.

The centre-back, capped once by his country, joined the Bluebirds in October on what was supposed to be a season-long loan but he has made just one substitute appearance since then – against Wycombe a week ago.

Cardiff said in a statement: ‘Cardiff City can confirm that Filip Benkovic has been recalled by parent club Leicester City. We’d like to thank Filip for his services and wish him the best for the future.’

Filip Benkovic has been recalled by Leicester from his loan at Cardiff after just three months 

Benkovic moved to Leicester in August 2018 for a reported £13million fee but is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the club. 

He has had other loan spells at Celtic and Bristol City.

Speaking last month, Cardiff boss Neil Harris explained that Benkovic had been key in ‘pushing those in front of him’ despite not being selected.

Benkovic’s sole appearance for Cardiff came as a substitute in their 2-1 loss against Wycombe

‘He’s not appeared in the shirt yet, but he’s been pivotal in pushing the centre-halves in front of him and providing much-needed cover once Aden Flint went to Sheffield Wednesday,’ he said.

‘He played 90 minutes for the U23s [on Tuesday] against QPR as did Gavin Whyte, Dillon Phillips, Josh Murphy, Kieron Evans, all got some good minutes, so really pleased.

‘It’s always a tough one with centre-backs. Hindsight’s a wonderful thing within football.’

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