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Rodgers wants a younger striker to learn from Vardy and Arsenal’s Nketiah would be ideal

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Rodgers wants a younger striker to learn from Vardy and Arsenal’s Nketiah would be ideal

Brendan Rodgers has said he wants a younger striker to boost his goalscoring options this summer and Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah has bags of talent.

Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire to keep his Leicester City team moving forward and wants another striker this summer, according to the Leicester Mercury.

Jamie Vardy has been on fire since Rodgers took over and while expressing his admiration for the former England international, Rodgers has revealed he wants a younger forward to battle with him and Kelechi Iheanacho next term.

He said: “Forget about the iconic status with the supporters because his history is already written here. He is a top class striker, but it is a wonderful club to come into to learn from someone like that, also with an ambition to come into the team.


“It is difficult when you have someone of a top level to then bring in someone of that top level. Because they are hard to find and because they want to play. It is about two things, affordability and availability. The club will look and see where we are at the end of the season.”

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And Arsenal hotshot Eddie Nketiah may just fit the bill. Just like Iheanacho did at Manchester City, he finds himself behind two established elite strikers in Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and has been unable to force a genuine first-team chance even in the absence of Danny Welbeck.

Nketiah has a lot to learn but his ability and pace is there for all to see. Learning from Vardy would be an invaluable experience, with the opportunity for more Premier League exposure than he may get at Arsenal where the pressure is so intense on Unai Emery to succeed.

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