Embattled Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho should be considering a move away from Leicester City when the January transfer window comes calling in a few months.
Just three seasons down the line, the 22-year old has become surplus to requirements at the King Power Stadium where he has found game time difficult to come by.
Iheanacho’s £25 million move away from the Etihad Stadium at the start of the 2017/2018 season was celebrated as it was expected to give the Nigeria international more chance of playing regular football after showing so much promise at the star-studded Manchester City.
The first season saw the Nigeria international play 21 league games, scoring three goals. He scored additional four goals in FA Cup games as well as one goal in an League Cup game. It was his best season so far.
Things took downward trend in his second season but he still managed to feature in 30 league games mostly as substitute with one goal to his credit and another onw goal in a League Cup outing.
The situation affected his national team chances as he was left out of the Nigeria squad to the last African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Going into his third and current season, Iheanacho’s predicament, instead of abating following an impressive display during the pre-season, has further heightened with coach Brendan Rodgers refusal to field him in the Foxes’ games since the start of the campaign.
And there seems to be no respite in sight soon for the forward with Jamie Vardie and new signing, Ayoze Perez preferred ahead the Nigerian in the Foxes’ attack.
With Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr having given Iheanacho a lifeline by recalling him for the international friendly game against Ukraine this weekend, the player will do himself a world of good by seeking his exit from Leicester when another transfer window comes calling in January.
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