Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been hit with yet another broadside, as an analyst in his club’s neighborhood has declared that the Super Eagles’ lad is not good enough to play for Glasgow Celtic of Scotland, megasportsarena.com reports.
Although The Bhoys appeared to have expressed intent in buying the former Columbus Crew of America and ex-Manchester City of England youngster this month, a reporter-cum-analyst with Leicestershire Live, Jordan Blackwell has ruled the Nigerian star out a swap deal.
A section of the media is lining ‘Kelele’ with a deal involving Celtic star, Odsonne Edouard in the ongoing January transfer window, but Blackwell does not see a move happening for the UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medalist and most valuable player, who joined Leicester from Man City in the summer of 2017.
Iheanacho is under contract with The Foxes for another one and a half seasons, but his named has been mentioned alongside that of Edouard, as Leicester have been linked with a move for the former PSG of France attacker.
Leicester coach, Brendan Rodgers signed the same player while he was coaching Celtic but, while Blackwell confirmed that Leicester are truly interested in Edouard, he stressed that it is unlikely they would agree to a deal this month that would see Iheanacho move in the opposite direction.
Iheanacho on Tuesday again played only a cameo role with The Foxes for the second straight match running, as Jamie Vardy remains the undisputed first choice striker at King Power Stadium, leaving the Nigeria international with only two starts in the EPL this season.
Dramatically, a report emerged on Wednesday that RB Leipzig are now interested in buying Iheanacho from Leicester, but that has not swayed Blackwell in his thoughts about the Nigerian star’s quality, as the analyst is still rating the lad low and believes the left-footed star stands a slim chance of joining Celtic.
Blackwell opined: “I can’t see Celtic letting Edouard leave this January, never mind City making a move for him. I also couldn’t see Celtic wanting to take a swap deal that they will feel weakens them.”