Leicester City duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa are set to receive help from Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, in their aspirations for relevance with The Foxes, as the Nigerian national team gaffer is billed to hold talks with the club’s boss, Claude Puel.
Eagles’ inside sources disclosed that Rohr is worried at hoe Iheanacho and Musa are not seeing action with the former English Premier League champions, which could affect their form heading into next year’s World Cup.
With a view towards helping the lads get equal opportunities of playing their way into his final list for Russia 2018, the Franco-German tactician is set to arrive in Leicester to holds talks with Puel, who is incidentally also from France.
Rohr, who is also expected to make similar trips to Spain, Turkey and Belgium on behalf of other players in his team, hopes to iron out an immediate solution for Iheanacho in particular, as Musa is already being tipped for a January loan switch to another EPL outfit.
Rohr will also visit leukaemia afflicted goalkeeper, Carl Onuoha Ikeme to know his situation, as well as meet Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina at their respective clubs, but Leicester City will be his first port of call.
Aside discussing inactivity or lack of impressive playing time for his players, Rohr will also rub minds with their coaches and exchange ideas on how best to use the lads in the first half of next year, to avoid any both club versus country rows.
The source affirmed: “Rohr is worried about Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa not seeing action at Leicester City.
“He is more concerned about Iheanacho not seeing action ahead of the world cup. Musa plays for the Leicester’s U-23s, and may go on loan to another club in January. Only Wilfred Ndidi plays regularly for Leicester.
“Rohr has been trying to schedule a meeting with Claude Puel, and coaches of other clubs with Nigerian players. He would also visit Turkey, Belgium and Germany to see other players and their coaches.”
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