Kelechi Iheanacho signs new Leicester City contract

April 3, 2021
By: Daniel Orme

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has committed his future to the club after signing a new contract.

The Nigerian, who’s original deal at the King Power Stadium was set to expire next summer, has extended his stay at the club by a further two years with the new agreement set to run until June 2024.

It is a fitting reward for a player who has been in excellent form in recent months for Brendan Rodgers.

Iheanacho has netted 12 goals this season, eight of those coming in his last nine matches in all competitions. That haul includes a stunning hat-trick against Sheffield United, his first treble in the English top flight.

It is also form that earned the 24-year-old the Premier League Player of the Month award for March.

Talking after committing his future to the Foxes, Iheanacho said: “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract.”

It is certainly a turnaround for the former Manchester City starlet who has earned considerable criticism in his time at the East-Midlands having scored just four Premier League goals in his first two seasons at the club.

Now, he sits amongst one of the favourites to open the scoring against his former side as Leicester host Manchester City on Saturday. He can be backed at odds of 7/1 with William Hill to do just that.

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