Kelechi Iheanacho’s move to Leicester City will help him grow and develop into a better player according to former Super Eagles coach Chief Adegboye Onigbinde.
Iheanacho completed a £25m switch from Manchester City to the King Power Stadium during the week and Onigbinde has praised the former world u-17 champion as well as backing his decision to join the Craig Shakespeare led team.
In a telephone chat with the Punch, Onigbinde said: “Every footballer wants to always play first team football and Iheanacho is not left out. He is a young player with a lot of years before him. He needs regular first team action to realise his potential to the maximum.”
This is what he lacked at Manchester City last season. He showed a lot of promise under their previous coach (Manuel Pellegrini) but the new coach (Pep Guardiola) seems not to believe in him. The coach wants to succeed and had plans so the young man did not fit into his plans. So the move to Leicester was necessary.
“First team action at the club level will help the player to grow and also help him to learn more things in the game – given his age. He will develop into a better and sharper striker because he will relate with players who are more his age mates and also those a little older than him.”