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Signed for £25m, but Leicester flop Kelechi Iheanacho should be fighting for future

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Signed for £25m, but Leicester flop Kelechi Iheanacho should be fighting for future

Leicester City forked out £25million (BBC) to sign Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, but it’s not worked out for him at the King Power Stadium so far.

The left-footed striker arrived to provide competition for Jamie Vardy and it’s not panned out that way.

He’s scored just two goals across all competitions this season and his overall Leicester record stands at 10 in 55 games.

Iheanacho, 22, was a costly investment made by the East Midlands club and so far they are yet to see the reward.

 

The Nigeria international of course does have time on his side to improve, but he has been mainly ineffective for Claude Puel this season and been on the fringes.

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Leicester have just 12 games remaining this season, with all of them coming in the league after an FA Cup exit to Newport County.

The Foxes should issue Iheanacho the ultimatum that he’s gone until the end of the season to prove he should stay at Leicester beyond the summer.

Puel’s squad does appear to be lacking in the forward department and they need a second-choice option that can compete with Vardy.

Iheanacho certainly proved at Manchester City that he’s got potential and can be a tidy finisher in the box, but needs to start proving that at Leicester now.

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