Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho is under scrutiny from supporters and competing clubs. Here is all the news on the possible future of the forward.
The Nigerian international striker has been stellar for the King Power club in recent times. From his impeccable partnership with legendary forward Jamie Vardy. They were our most productive pairing up front probably in history. On top of that, the Foxes’ man is versatile stylistically, and a clear goal threat in every fixture.
Strange then to think Leicester have the ‘Seniorman’ with only one year left on his current deal and have failed to give the starting spot to Iheanacho. Vardy was hard to uplift of course, but last season supporters demanded more of the Nigerian international.
Leicester City’s Enzo Maresca talks contracts
In response to questions regarding the future of Kelechi Iheanacho, Italian head coach Enzo Maresca provided a series of comments which point towards the position of the club, himself, and the player:
"“This is one of the things is on the table. It’s one of the things we need to discuss with the player. Most of the time we think about the club but we need to see the desire of the player… player, club, and manager. It’s one of the things we need to do soon to clarify the situation”"
Clearly, Leicester themselves want to discuss extending the players stay at the club. However, to Maresca, the situation remains unclear as the player is yet to show a desire either to stay with the Foxes or to find the exit door.
That exit door itself is also an unclear mill of rumours: absurd speculation around our former relegation rivals Everton and Nottingham Forest. If those are the only places interested in this genuinely impressive talent, then Iheanacho should think thrice about any possible move.
"“Kele played against Coventry, very good. He played the other day, goal, assist. It’s one of the things I said from day one that to realise something important… but we also need to know the desire of the player”"
Indecision seems to be the outcome of this update. The manager likes the player, sees him as an important part of the team – with quality and impact the understanding – while the club awaits one persons desire: Kelechi Iheanacho, will he stay or will he go. I would expect Leicester City to look either to sell this summer and sign a replacement, or retain the player for any hopeful future Premier League campaign.
I for one believe Iheanacho and Patson Daka must form the primary forwards for the Foxes. Vardy should be our impact player ideally speaking. What do you think? Let Foxes of Leicester know through our social media channels.