I have been trying with no success to corroborate the stories being peddled in Nigerian media outlets that Iheanacho has been put on special drills because he appeared overweight upon returning to camp ahead of the resumption of the current Premier League season. In truth, the pictures that accompanied those stories did appear to show Iheanacho slightly big around the belly but I am yet to find any English media outlets running any stories about Iheanacho being overweight. Knowing the overly critical and harsh nature of the British Press, this is one story that I would have expected them to splash across many headlines. Rather, the most relevant stories of Iheanacho by British media are about his explosive and fantastic impact this season leading to a positive 360 degrees turnaround in fortune and form for a player that has started fulfilling his huge potentials. Despite playing a bit-part role, Iheanacho has scored 8 and assisted 4 in 18 appearances, 7 of which have been off the bench this season. This now makes him a 1 goal per 2 games striker: a rather astonishing record for a player many fans had written off just a season ago. He might have slight indulged himself during the pandemic lock down however any suggestions that this unconfirmed report will slow Iheanacho down is grossly misplaced (in my personal opinion). I expect him to continue from where he left off to continue to underscore what a quality striker that he is.
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