Leicester City boss open to selling Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho Leicester City

Leicester City manager, Claude Puel, has revealed he is open to selling Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho in the January transfer window.

The Foxes are not short of striking options, as aside from the 21-year-old they could turn to Jamie Vardy, Islam Slimani, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa.

As a result, game-time has been hard to come by for the former Manchester City starlet, who needs regular football next year to ensure he is fit and firing for Nigeria’s World Cup campaign.

And Puel has not ruled out the option of letting the youngster leave.

He told the Leicester Mercury: “Kelechi had an injury and after, for the moment, we have competition.

“I am happy with Jamie for example. Kelechi or other players cannot play on the side.

“It’s difficult for them, but for me also to manage all these players because we have six strikers so there is no place for all the players.”

Puel added: “’I try to respect them. Kelechi arrived this season and we will see. With all these games in this busy period, we will see.

“Time will tell. The window is not open, we will see. For the moment, we just look at all these games. We need all the players.”

Iheanacho joined Leicester on a five-year contract earlier this year, having been sold by Man City.

But He has started just twice for the Foxes.