Leicester City of England’s in-form attacker, Kelechi ‘Kels’ Iheanacho has received a strong tip to rejoin his former club, Manchester City this summer, based on his recent burst of goals with The Foxes, megasportsarena.com reports.
Ahead of Iheanacho’s outing in Manchester on Tuesday with Leicester against United, former Tottenham Hotspur striker Paul Stewart reckons that the left-footed dazzler could be heading back to Etihad Stadium this summer, four years after he left the club that first loaned him to Columbus Crew of USA, before giving his breakthrough in the English Premier League.
City are in the market for Sergio Aguero’s replacement, after the Argentine ace confirmed that he is leaving at the end of this season and, though The Citizens’ coach, Pep Guardiola prefers a move for Borussia Dortmund of Germany ace, Erling Haaland, Iheanacho would surely be a much easier and cheaper option to the Norwegian sensation.
For a while in his career at Leicester, Iheanacho struggled to break into the starting line-up, but has now become one of the first names on Brendan Rodgers team sheet due to his goals scoring form in recent weeks, and Stewart stressed that there is a strong likelihood that the Super Eagles’ kid could be on the move again this summer.
Iheanacho spent three years at City, scoring 21 goals and providing eight assists in 64 matches, such that Stewart believes the UAE 2013 FFIA U-17 World Cup most valuable player could reenact his heroics at Etihad Stadium and predicted that Leicester would be forced to sell the in-form lad if they receive a substantial offer.
Stewart told This is Futbol: “If it was 10 games ago we wouldn’t be talking about whether they regret selling him or not but, I think he’s scored nine goals in his last eight games and he looks like a world-beater again.
“If City want him back, they can go and buy him because they can afford him and can put pressure on Leicester as they’ll just keep going back with more money until they buckle under the pressure, and Iheanacho may force some of that on Leicester.”