Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho might end up staying put at the English Premier League club into next season, as top shots at King Power Stadium are reportedly not keen on selling the former Manchester City lad, megasportsarena.com reports.
Despite recent reports about Kelechi facing humiliation from The Foxes’ boss, Brendan Rodgers, which preceded speculation about offers coming his way from Newcastle United, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion, the embattled Super Eagles’ star may not get the exit option after all.
Amidst talk about offers coming his way in the summer transfer market, it had been thought in many circles that ‘Kelele’ would jump at the opportunity of moving on, especially after Rodgers confirmed that he is aiming to buy a new striker for the team this summer.
However, The Foxes’ correspondent, Jordan Blackwell has now come out with an affirmation that Iheanacho will remain at King Power Stadium beyond this summer, as he believes the club’s officials will not let him go at a point the left-footed lad has started showing that he is capable of overcoming all the recent struggles he has faced with the team.
That could be seen as an unexpected vote of confidence for Iheanacho, who joined Leicester from Man City in £25m deal three years ago, after The Citizens’ coach, Pep Guardiola deemed him surplus to requirements following the arrival of Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus at the start of 2017.
However, since his arrival, the UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medalist and most valuable player has failed to tie down a regular shirt with The Foxes, mostly due to the presence of the club’s iconic striker, Jamie Vardy.
Despite all the odds, though, ‘Nacho scored 10 goals and provided four assists in 29 appearances across all competitions this season, thereby raising fresh interest in him from other clubs in the EPL, but Blackwell has now disclosed that the youngster will remain with The Foxes beyond this summer, even if Rodgers goes ahead to buy new strikers in the summer transfer window.
Blackwell told Birmingham Live: “While Kelechi Iheanacho continues to be linked away, partly in an apparent bid to raise funds to sign another striker, a summer move for the Nigerian seems unlikely given his huge improvements this season
“Iheanacho came into the campaign on the back of an 11-month goal drought, but despite rumours of Leicester cutting their losses on the £25m man, behind the scenes the club were always happy with his effort and still felt he had something to offer.”