Former Premier League defender Nedum Onuoha has been left incredibly impressed with the latest form of Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho.
The Nigerian forward, valued at £13.5m on Transfermarkt, continued his fine form with two goals against Manchester United as Brendan Rodgers’ men secured a place in the F.A Cup semi-final. Having been signed for the club in 2017, he has very rarely been given a consistent run in the team, but that has all changed recently and he is certainly making the most of it, and Leicester City are reaping the rewards.
Speaking on the latest edition of ESPN FC (1:14:52), Onuoha gave his feelings on the 25-year-old and claimed that he can get even better from here on out if he continues the way he has:
“Yeah, he’s looking really really good right now, really good. And you know, the question has always been could he play instead of Vardy but this partnership they have now I think it really suits him. I think he looked great in the ten, he looks really confident he’s finishing some great opportunities.
“And yeah, it looks like the sky’s the limit for him now and this is the perfect time for Leicester. When other people are missing, these have to step up and certainly step up to him. And he certainly has done just that.”
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It’s interesting that Onuoha should mention about the sky being the limit, because even with the progress that Leicester have made under Rodgers, there is always going to be the talk about whether or not a bigger club might come in for their better players like Paris Saint-Germain were reportedly interested in Wilfred Ndidi last summer.
And with Iheanacho potentially in line to replace Jamie Vardy at some point, keeping hold of him from any potential moves could be very important for them moving forward.