4 goals thus far : Should Iheanacho still leave Leicester? 

It wasn’t that long ago that many fans were advising Iheanacho to leave Leicester City to (attempt) to save his career. The word ‘attempt’ was deliberately interjected into my sentence above because – believe it or not – there are those who had actually written the young man off. But, do you blame them? For a long time, Iheanacho cut a pitiful shadow of the player who devastated in under 17 football and demolished at Man City. However, since moving to Leicester City, it is the young man’s career that was looking devastated and domolished into the doodlrums. And just when you thought it was going to get better, Iheanacho missed a sitter against Manchester City last season to put beyond any doubt that his best days were behind him. There could be no coming back from that miss, could there? Iheanacho made his first start of the season today and the question was whether he would look the part in this new look Champions League destined Leicester City side (despite his goal in their penultimate league match). However, the Under 17 World Cup winner played with verve exactly like the rest of this Leicester side, as if he had been involved all along; he was purposeful, incisive and devastatingly effective. He was also crisp, sharp, imaginative and clinical. His movement and sublime pass created the first goal for Vardy whilst pristine timing and a killer instinct allowed him to register his own name on the scoresheet for Leicester’s second. This is not the kid that missed the sitter against Manchester City last season. This is a reborn rejuvenated and re-energised Iheanacho. And just like in Christianity, old things appear to have passed away for born again Iheanacho. “I was so pleased for him because there’s him and a number of other guys that don’t feature so much and sometimes they’re not even on the bench,” said coach Rodgers last week. “But that’s a result of how hard he works and he stays focused. He’s very much there for the team.” So, should Iheanacho leave a Leicester city side aiming to play Champions League football next season? I don’t think so!

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