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Newcastle United and West Ham credited with transfer interest in £25m flop

Leicester City have proven themselves resurgent under new boss Claude Puel, with the Foxes sights set firmly on a top-seven Premier League finish.

Fans here in The Transfer Tavern are delighted with the way the Frenchman has turned their side’s form around following his appointment, and are excited about what the January transfer window will bring this month. Former boss Craig Shakespeare was sacked following a shocking start to the year, but sympathy must be given to the manager following the failure of summer signings.

One such man was former Manchester City wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho, who joined in a shock £25 million deal from the Premier League leaders in the summer. However the player has failed to break into the squad, with The Sun today reporting that the Foxes are keen to offload the striker, with the likes of Newcastle, Stoke, West Ham and Swansea all touted as potential destinations for the out-of-favour Nigerian.

However The Sun also reports that Leicester may have to accept a loss on the player, with clubs unwilling to meet the player’s eye-watering £115,000 per week wages.

Landlord’s Verdict: Iheanacho looked to be the real deal at City, so it was a surprise to see the player sold to Leicester City in the summer. However it now appears obvious that staff at The Etihad had seen something behind the scenes that they weren’t happy with, and Leicester are now encountering the same issue with the youngster.

The Foxes will struggle to offload the player due to his huge asking fee and wage demands, so this could prove to be an extremely expensive mistake by the club. Iheanacho surely has not become a bad player overnight however, and a solid run in the team may be enough to see the player return to form. Perhaps a loan spell away from the Premier League would allow the player to rediscover his form, and return a reinvigorated man.

Leicester fans, do you feel Iheanacho deserves another chance at The King Power? Let us know!

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