Kelechi Iheanacho: from inspired signing to utter shocker.
Once upon a time, Kelechi Iheanacho was battling for titles in the sky blue of Manchester City, but two years on a lot has changed, and now he can be found handing them to his former side in the royal blue of Leicester City (we are, of course, referring to that utterly abysmal miss at the Etihad on Monday night).
— Peter (@reelerdealer) May 6, 2019
Ah, it makes for cringe-worthy viewing (unless you’re a Manchester City fan – of course).
The Nigerian’s close-range flunk, which scarpered away from goal like a video game fanatic with an aversion to sunlight, was a pretty accurate representation of how his career has panned out since joining Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City side for a jaw-dropping £25million in 2017.
Side note: we had genuinely forgotten how much Iheanacho cost the Foxes and we must admit our mouths are currently ajar.
The 22-year-old used to be the golden boy of Manchester City, bursting onto the scene with immeasurable amounts of raw talent and ambition, and netting an impressive 14 goals in his debut season. However, in a matter of two seasons, this has all come crumbling down as he sits precariously on the edge of flop status.
When we attempt to dissect the tragic transfer tale that is Iheanacho to Leicester, it almost feels like the player gave up when City decided to sell him on – his dreams and ambitions of playing for a big six club crushed there and then. He had peaked in his eyes, and there was no getting back. Which is a shame really given the positive direction the club are heading in under Brendan Rodgers.
The once prolific super sub has netted just ten times in 61 games in all competitions for his new side, and for the price they paid, that makes for desperately poor reading.
Leicester fans, just how bad has Iheanacho been? Do you see any way for him to come back from this? Let us know in the comments below!
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