Brendan Rodgers has revealed why he thinks Kelechi Iheanacho will be a vital player for the Foxes in the future.
The Nigerian striker won the Premier League goal and Player of the Month in March. He won the awards because of his performance for Leicester City.
Iheanacho scored five goals in three Premier League games (Brighton, Burnley, and Sheffield United), while his goal against Burnley won the Premier League Goal of the Month.
Rodgers, ahead of their games against West Ham – believed Kelechi Iheanacho – can be the future of the club. He also disclosed that he can replace Jamie Vardy alongside other strikes.
The former Liverpool manager revealed that his confidence, development, and movement – the reason he believed the youngster – can replace Jamie Vardy.
“What we are saying is we think he’s going to – be a vital striker for us in the future, but you need more than one, that’s for sure.
“I think he’s shown in the couple of years that I’ve been here that he has developed, he’s improving, and he’s going to a very, very important part of the squad.
“There’s no doubt later on down the line once Jamie has finished and moved on – we’ll have to have another one, maybe two, so any top club will want to have more than one, and that would always be the case.
“Kelechi, we’ve seen his development, we’ve seen his improvement, seen his confidence grow, and as you see him now playing – he looks a real threat, and he looks like he can score goals.
“Being so young – we know there’s a lot more to come.”