Kelechi Iheanacho, Patson Daka, Jamie Vardy unlikely to all remain at Leicester

Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka of Leicester City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka of Leicester City (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /

Leicester City’s attacking trio of Kelechi Iheanacho, Patson Daka and Jamie Vardy are unlikely to all remain at King Power Stadium for the 2022/23 season.

Vardy has been retained by Leicester and will probably be involved again from August; Daka has implied his loyalty to the Foxes. Meanwhile I believe Kelechi Iheanacho the most probable leaver among the three strikers: he was the most successful one recently irrespective of minimal appearances or minutes.

Thanks to Jordan Blackwell’s Leicestershire Live Question and Answer session this past week, we have insight into the three and what could happen on Filbert Way before the upcoming campaign begins. Blackwell does not envision the trio staying together with the east Midlands team past the upcoming transfer window.

Are Leicester City likely to sign any other centreforwards, promote them from Under-21s or use loanees?

First of all we must not get ahead of ourselves with respect to personnel, incoming or outgoing. However, if even one of the current forwards does actually depart the Foxes during this transfer window, then I think the club might perhaps sign someone. That scenario is more than likely; although, the hypothetical new goalscorer is unlikely to be a marquee signing or of the level to supersede Vardy, Iheanacho or Daka.

When considering players for this role who are already with LCFC, George Hirst always comes to mind. Yet advocates of Hirst among the Blue Army will be disappointed in all likelihood because the 24-year-old has technically failed in the English second division already. He has played 41 times in the Championship with Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United and never scored a single goal.

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There were also no assists made over that period. Though the on loan Fox did manage to receive a few yellow cards during the spells. Hirst did find his level in League One – third tier – with Ipswich Town and Portsmouth: netting on 19 occasions combined for the two outfits in that competition.