Claude Puel has notoriously dropped a hint over Kelechi Iheanacho’s Leicester City future, stating that he may leave in January.
Iheanacho was signed from Manchester City for a reported £25 million back in the summer as the Nigerian arrived at the King Power Stadium with quite a burden of expectations on his shoulders; however, things haven’t gone as expected for the 21-year old.
Kelechi Iheanacho has only made 10 appearances for Leicester City this season (starting a mere three of them), the latest of which came way back in November against Manchester City (came off the bench).
Claude Puel has now thrown his Leicester City career into further doubt, sounding very much interested in offloading what now seems Craig Shakespeare’s expensive mistake.
Speaking to the Leicester Mercury, he said:
“Kelechi had an injury and for the moment, we have competition.
“I am happy with Jamie for example. Kelechi or other players cannot play on the side.
“It’s difficult for them, but for me also to manage all these players because we have six strikers so there is no place for all the players.”
Meanwhile, The former Southampton Manager also explained that competition for places and numbers is keeping the Nigeria forward out of the squad.
“It was just competition and numbers. All the players deserve game time and to come off the bench. It’s just competition. But it’s important to continue our game.” Claude Puel told reporters.
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