Leicester To Offload £25m Iheanacho
Leicester are ready to write off £25 million striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to a report.
The 21-year-old forward blasted seven goals in nine starts for Manchester City last season and Pep Guardiola was reluctant to see the Nigerian leave last summer.
Leicester eventually paid £25 million for the striker – a club-record deal – and handed him a five-year contract on wages of £115,000 a week.
But things have gone badly for Iheanacho, who has made just two Premier League starts, scoring just once in the EFL Cup.
And now new boss Claude Puel, who gave Iheanacho a 10-minute runout against League One side Fleetwood on Saturday, does not see a future at the club for the player.
The Sun quoted a well-placed source: “The problem is Kelechi is earning around £115,000-a-week on a five-year deal and no club will currently want to take him on those wages.
“So Leicester might have to let him go for a lot cheaper than they paid for him if they decide to sell now.”