Ranieri explains Kapustka absence

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri claims off-season signing Bartosz Kapustka is not yet ready to compete in the Premier League.

The Poland international joined the English champions after starring at Euro 2016, but has yet to feature for the Foxes this season.

Despite signing one of the most sought-after teenagers in Europe for £7.5 million from Cracovia, Ranieri feels it is too soon to expose him to the top flight.

"Kapustka is a good player and getting better, but I don't know when he will be ready to play in the Premier League," the Italian told reporters after being quizzed about the 19-year-old winger.

Reports in British media claim that Kapustka may seek a January loan move in order to gain more first-team experience.