Leicester City midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho has poured cold water on speculation that he could be out of the club on loan in the January window, as he insists he is still happy at King Power Stadium and ready to keep doing whatever the coach wants from him.
Megasportsarena.com reports that, in the wake of reports that he has an offer to join Aston Villa on loan next month, and thereby put an end to his lack of playing time and bench-warming nightmare with The Foxes, Iheanacho stressed that he is still enjoying his time with his club.
Rather than jump at the opportunity of shipping out and get a situation of relevance at Villa Park, Iheanacho said that he is happy at King Power Stadium, even if means he will have to continue playing as a back-up to Jamie Vardy.
Iheanacho, who joined Leicester from Manchester City for £25m in 2017, has only managed five goals from 16 starts in the English Premier League, but he was the team’s hero of the evening on Sunday, as he struck a 94th minute with his first EPL bull’s eye of the year.
His goal helped keep Leicester just eight points behind league leaders, Liverpool, and Iheanacho has now stated in the wake of Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Alex Iwobi’s Everton that he is not in a hurry to leave Leicester, as he still enjoys the atmosphere of the club, despite his lack of regular playing time under Brendan Rodgers.
Iheanacho submitted: “Being, maybe you can call it, a back-up striker or support striker to them is something I am happy to be. I am happy here, everyone is happy.”