Transfer: Super Eagles Star To Leave Premier League Club

Leicester City are ready to let Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho leave the club during the January transfer window.

The former Manchester City man has only featured for 19 minutes for the Foxes in the 2019/2020 campaign.

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He was dropped from the Nigerian side that won the bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

According to Guardian UK, Leicester City are now willing to allow the former U-17 World Cup winner to leave the side on loan in January.

The 23-year-old was bought from City for £25million but has since struggled for form with the former Premier League champions.

His lone appearance for the King Power outfit came in the Carabao Cup against Championship side Luton Town where he netted a goal in the 4-0 win.

No Pressure

In a related development, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria captain Tijani Samson says the team is not under any pressure to deliver the 6th title for the country as the FIFA U17 World Cup kickoff on Saturday in Brazil.

The Nigerian Eaglets holds the record of winning the tournament more than any other country in the world with five titles with fans hoping that this team will deliver the trophy for the sixth time.

The Nigeria side landed in Goiania the venue of the group B matches on Tuesday and have commenced training ahead of their first match against Hungary on Saturday.

“Our country’s previous success does not place any pressure on our shoulders at all.

“But the world is naturally expecting a great deal from us, and I’m confident that we’ll be able to follow in the footsteps of our predecessors.

“Our coaches have so much experience – not just Garba, but also his assistant Nduka Ugbade, who led Nigeria to the title for the first time as captain in 1985. They know exactly what we need to do to finish the tournament as champions,” he said.

Nigeria begins its campaign on Saturday against Hungary before playing Australia and Ecuador later in the competition.