Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Kelechi Iheanacho has the potential to replace Jamie Vardy as the Foxes’ main striker, Completesports.com reports.
Iheanacho, 23, has played second fiddle to Vardy since joining Leicester from Manchester City in 2017.
The Nigeria international had to wait until December before making his first league appearance for Rodgers’ side this season.
The versatile forward has netted twice in his last three games for Leicester and is finally showing why the former Premier League champions paid Manchester City £25m for his services three years ago.
Rodgers, who admitted he’s admired Iheanacho from the first day he walked into the club stated that there is no reason the young forward can’t step into Vardy’s boot one day.
“With Kel it’s a question of confidence. He came in from Man City and into a position where you have such an iconic figure in Jamie Vardy playing…
Source: Complete Sports