Leicester City transfer target Jack Harrison has broken his silence on the widely reported failed Foxes deadline move after being asked about the situation.
If you were following January’s transfer deadline day, you’ll have seen that the east Midlands outfit were after Leeds United’s Jack Harrison. Apparently the winger was very close to joining Brendan Rodgers’ squad.
However, Leeds decided to retain the 26-year-old before the window closed. Since then, the Yorkshire side have sacked manager Jesse Marsch. Meanwhile, Harrison has been starting for the Whites under a caretaker management team. The Englishman was asked about his failed move to Filbert Way:
"“I don’t want to talk too much about it because for me as a player, all I want to do is play football and do my best on the pitch,” he added. “The situation opened my eyes to a lot of things that goes on behind the scenes but at the end of the day it’s how you focus back in as a player.“At the highest level you have to deal with all these things and that’s what I am trying to do and just try and focus on me and the team and what’s best and that’s it really.”Leeds Live"
Surveyed Leicester City fans unanimously support Kelechi Iheanacho as first choice Foxes striker – an honour to bestow
Being the main man – the phrase is predominantly applied to centreforwards in English football – at any club is a big responsibility. For an athlete, having that status while in the Premier League means pressure, and lots of it. Iheanacho has waited patiently for many years to have a clear run in the XI, let alone be afforded a real chance as top No.9. This was partly because the Leicester boss wasn’t particularly fond of using the Nigeria international as his solo forward for a few different reasons. Well, the former Manchester City man proved his gaffer wrong, again.
Following Iheanacho making the most crucial of positions – goals win games! – his own, some of the Blue Army are wondering if the well-liked player is now the first-choice. Fans are backing Kelechi Promise Iheanacho as leader of the LCFC pack, in an attacking sense. Us bloggers also seem to be collectively advocating Iheanacho’s stature in that capacity.
The question posed in the above tweet, which was wildly popular with Foxes on ‘Football Twitter’, is really in respect of the Northern Irishman’s view. Does Rodgers now consider Iheanacho as the principal of the formation? I would presume so. Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka are struggling for goals, with the former obviously ageing and the latter lacking confidence as well as polished technique. Here’s to Iheanacho!