Kelechi Iheanacho Leaves Leicester City After Seven Seasons



By Ganiyu Muftau

Leicester City Football Club has announced the departure of Kelechi Iheanacho, following the expiration of his contract, reports.

The 2013 FIFA U17 Worldcup Golden Boy joined Leicester City from Manchester City in the summer of 2017 signing a five-year deal and later extended his stay with a three-year contract in 2021.

During his time at the club, Iheanacho made a significant impact, appearing in 232 games and scoring 64 goals, as well as providing 33 assists. He played a crucial role in the team’s success, helping them win the EFL Championship in the recently concluded season, as well as the English FA Cup and Community Shield.

Iheanacho’s contributions to Leicester City’s FA Cup victory in the 2020/2021 season were particularly notable, as he scored the winning goal against Chelsea in the final. His performances earned him widespread praise and recognition, cementing his status as a key player for both club and country.

The club announced his departure in a statement on its website on Friday.

“Also leaving Filbert Way is Kelechi Iheanacho, bringing to an end his seven-year stint in the East Midlands,” the statement reads.

“Signing from Manchester City in August 2017, the popular forward has scored 61 goals in Leicester colours, including the winner against his former club in the FA Community Shield final at Wembley in August 2021.”

The former Manchester City forward has been linked to Aston Villa in recent weeks and will be seeking a new club.


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