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Rodgers: Iheanacho Will Be An Important Player For Leicester In Future

Rodgers: Iheanacho Will Be An Important Player For Leicester In Future

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers says Kelechi Iheanacho will be a key figure at the club in the future, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho recently penned a new contract with the Foxes that will see him remain at King Power until 2024.

The Nigeria international has played second fiddle to Jamie Vardy since his arrival at the former Premier League champions but has been in impressive form in recent weeks.

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The forward scored seven goals in four games in March propelling the Foxes into the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup and also kept them on course for a top-four finish.

“What we’re saying is we think he’s going to be an important striker for us in the future. You need more than one,”Rodgers told a news conference on Friday.

” He’s developing and improving and is going to be an important part of the squad. But later down the line, when Jamie is finished, we will have to have another one, maybe two.

“We’ve seen his confidence grow. He looks a real threat and can score goals. Being so young, we know there is a lot more to come.”

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  • KangA 3 years ago

    This epistle of Rogers is plainly wrong. The goals Kelechi has been banging in help consolidate your position in the league NOW, but you casually consider him as a man for the future? How unreasonable?

    He is a man of today, not just an ordinary man, a Seniorman; Chinua Achebe would go on to argue that he’s A Man of the People.

    Is Rogers taking notes from Southgate? Grab onto their own; those you can’t grab, push them down.

    • Peter highstar 3 years ago

      Forget the gibberish from Rogers, he never rates iheanacho. Ndidi was referring to Rogers and his like

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Kelechi’s goals and assists, are they for tomorrow?
    Rodgers needs to be more careful with his utterances. He means well here, but his words can be easily misconstrued. As if he is saying Kelechi is not yet important, but will be important in the future.
    Premier league managers should know that their mouths can start a forest fire if they mis-yarn. They should be more cautious with their words to the press. The last thing a manager wants is for his words to irritate a player, the team, and the fans.

  • GLORY 3 years ago

    Don’t like the feelings this read from Rodgers is giving me. It’s up to Nacho, as he’s signed contract extension already. Only will keep wishing him well. Injured players coming back, now back to FUTURE RHETORICS FOR NACHO.

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