Leicester City are seven points clear on top of the Premier League table with six matches left to play, while Middlesbrough are three points down from Championship leaders Burnley, while having played one game less.
That means both clubs are racing towards a title finish, and if the Foxes and Boro are able to pull it off, one player would register an historical record.
Ritchie De Laet started the season at Leicester, the club he joined during the summer of 2012 from Manchester United for little less than £1 million. The 27-year-old Belgian defender started the first seven matches of the season for the Foxes, but couldn’t keep his place in the starting lineup after that.
Consequently, De Laet was loaned to Middlesbrough during the January transfer window. Again, he started very well, starting five of his first six league matches for Boro. Since, he’s been stuck on the bench.
Still, if Leicester are able to hold on and win the Premier League title, while Middlesbrough are able to overtake Burnley in the latter stages of The Championship, the Belgian would become the first player in England to win two titles in one season. A unique record.
Proving that a loan spell can be very beneficial…