Iheanacho: Nigerian star to leave Leicester City on a free transfer

Leicester City have announced that Kelechi Iheanacho will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.

The Nigerian forward has been on the books of since 2017 when he signed from Manchester City.

He spent, six seasons with the East Midlands outfit in the Premier League and despite relegation to the Championship last season, played his part towards their immediate promotion, scoring five goals and providing one assist in 23 games.

Over all, Iheanacho scored 61 times in all competitions for Leicester and provided 34 assists in 232 games. He also helped the Foxes to the FA Cup title in 2021 and the Community Shield, scoring the 89th winner winner against his former employers Man City in a 1-0 victory.

Other players that will be joining Iheanacho in leaving the King Power Stadium are Marc Albrighton and Dennis Praet while Iheanacho’s compatriot Wilfred Ndidi is currently in discussion of extending his contract with the club.

Both Iheanacho and Ndidi are currently on international duty with the Super Eagles for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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