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After poor display yesterday Tottenham Hotspur will be pleased they missed out on expensive Kelechi Iheanacho

In the summer of 2017, Tottenham Hotspur were hoping to win the transfer race for Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho. As reported by The Telegraph, Spurs were keen on the player as a potential back-up option for Harry Kane in North London.

However, they missed out. Leicester City won the race, signing him for £25 million. Iheanacho likely wanted a guarantee of regular first-team football, which was unlikely at Spurs.

Yesterday, Tottenham took on the Foxes and, in fairness, Spurs fans are probably glad they missed out.

Despite him scoring a fantastic goal at Wembley last season, the Nigerian did not impress yesterday.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates after scoring to make it 1-1 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Huddersfield Town at King Power Stadium on September 22nd , 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

He struggled to make an impact on the game and the Super Eagles international is certainly not living up to his undoubted potential.

He was subbed off not long after half-time with Leicester clearly struggling to make an impact on the Tottenham defence.  

In 15 Premier League appearances for Leicester this season he has managed just one goal. Despite excellent domestic cup form for Leicester, his league form since Tottenham missed out has been disappointing. Just four goals in 36 games will not have Tottenham disappointed.

Hopefully, the player can start scoring the goals and living up to his potential. But right now Tottenham will be pleased they missed out.

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