Enzo Maresca had reportedly decided how he would like to proceed with Foxes striker Kelechi Iheanacho amid transfer rumours.
Fans seem to want Iheanacho to remain a Fox, on average from what I’ve heard. I would have to concur that keeping the Nigeria international would be ideal, because he’s easily good enough to start for Premier League clubs. He wouldn’t be in a top seven or eight English top-flight team’s staring XI, though he would be excellent backup for those types of sides.
These are reasons why, to be candid, I don’t think Iheanacho will be at King Power Stadium come the end of the transfer window. EPL outfits are said to be interested in the versatile attacker. He’d probably be deadly in the Championship so the Blue Army will hope that he doesn’t depart. Encouragingly, it has recently suggested that LCFC boss Enzo Maresca wants to keep the Nigerian.
Do the newly released Leicester City squad numbers tell us anything about priority status?
If the new squad numbers are indicative of potential then I am afraid to inform you that goalkeeper Danny Ward has retained the Leicester No.1 shirt. I don’t want to unleash a tirade of justified criticism on the poor guy again. However, he may well not be Premier League quality; maybe he’ll find his true level here. Many of Leicester’s early 2022/23 problems and consequent low confidence could be blamed on an out of his depth Ward and his hapless defence.
To be fair, the Welshman’s shot stopping improved as the campaign continued as dodgy his form. Although, I would prefer Daniel Iversen to continue in goal if the choice was down to me. Signing an English top-flight-quality ‘keeper will be mandatory if the Foxes make it back to the EPL in a year.
Other changes and noticeable Leicester digits include Harry Winks and Conor Coady receiving the No.8 and No.4 shirts respectively. Loanee defender Callum Doyle has been given the five, implying that he could be heavily involved this coming season. The six and seven haven’t been assigned, meaning more acquisitions might perhaps still materialise.