By Sulaiman Alao Former Nigerian international Victor Ikpeba has urged Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho to stay and fight for his place at Leicester City rather than move to another club.
Iheanacho has found regular playing time difficult to come by at the King Power stadium, finding himself down the pecking order behind Jamie Vardy, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez which has limited the Nigerian to just two starts and six substitute appearances in eight Premier League games this season out of a possible 17.
The 24-year old who is into his fourth season at Leicester City has made a total of 79 Premier League appearances with 49 as a substitute since arriving from Manchester City in the 2017/18 season.
However, Ikpeba believes Iheanacho needs to stay at the King Power Stadium outfit and bide his time rather that move to another club in search of more playing time at the moment.
“Sincerely, I think Iheanacho needs to stay and fight for his place at Leicester City which is a good club,” begins the former Liege and Dortmund forward. “It is not always advisable for a player to be moving from club to club especially with the coronarivus pandemic currently ravaging the world and bringing lots of instability to everything.
“While I understand his struggle for regular playing time especially in the Premier League, I think he has had brilliant moments in other competitions, scoring thrice and providing four assists in six Europa League games so far this term.”