Nigerian Striker Iheanacho Signs Deal With Leicester City

Leicester City Football Club welcomes striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.

The 20-year-old Nigeria international signed a contract to 2022 and will wear no.8.

The striker, who is regarded as one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League, could make his first appearance in City colours at King Power Stadium in City’s final pre-season fixture.

Speaking to LCFC TV, Iheanacho said:

“It feels good and I’m happy to be part of this team. I know the ambition of the team and speaking with the manager, he let me know what I need to do – to help the team achieve what they want. I was convinced and I’m happy to be here.

 “I was happy speaking with the manager, knowing what the team wants. It gives me more confidence that I will fit in this team and hopefully I’ll achieve a lot.”

Leicester City manager Shakespeare added: “It’s a great signing for us. Kelechi is an enormously talented player that has shown a huge amount of promise at every level in which he’s played.

“We’ve tracked his progress for some time, so we know how much quality he’ll bring to the squad. He’s young, he’s hungry, he’s ready for the next stage of his development and I’m delighted that will be with Leicester City.”

Kelechi joins a Leicester City ahead of the new Premier League campaign, kicking off away to Arsenal on Friday 11 August.

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