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Brendan Rodgers Keen To Tie Down Kelechi Iheanacho To A New Deal
Brendan Rodgers Keen To Tie Down Kelechi Iheanacho To A New Deal

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to see Kelechi Iheanacho sign a new deal.

The 24-year-old Nigerian has been in awesome form of late, bagging Premier League player of the month for March having scored nine goals in as many games for the Foxes since his strike at Fulham in early February.

But with his current deal ends at the end of next season, and manager Rodgers wants to agree new terms with the Nigeria international soon.

“He’s definitely someone you want to have,” Rodgers said. “You see the development and the improvement, and that’s what you aim to have – a squad that is developing and can contribute for you.

“I’m pretty sure there’ll be something organised between him and his representatives.”

Though Iheanacho had to wait to find his feet alongside Jamie Vardy at Leicester, the partnership has blossomed this season.

“I think you see a young player playing at the top of his game,” Rodgers said. “When he was at Manchester City he was a young developing player who hadn’t played much.

“He came here for a big fee and then of course coming into a team with one of the league’s best strikers has needed some adapting from him. I can only speak for the two years I’ve been here but his work, his ambition to become a better player was always there.

“He’s a wonderful character within the squad, constantly smiling, and whatever role he’s been asked to play he’s played it very well.

“The combination between him and Jamie is very good and at 24 there’s a lot of improvement in him.”

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