Kelechi Iheanacho’s future at Leicester is once again the subject of speculation after the Foxes revealed his jersey number has been given to Belgium star, Youri Tielemans while the 22-year-old takes up the number 14 jersey.
The former Manchester City star’s future at the King Power Stadium has been called into questioning after a series of unimpressive performance since he signed in 2017.
The U-17 World Cup winner has managed just four goals in 51 appearances for the Foxes which led to reports that he may be sold this summer.
However, after he was left out of Super Eagles squad for the Nations Cup, he has impressed for the club during the preseason, scoring three goals so far.
His form led to reports that Rodgers is set to give him another opportunity. But with the latest decision to take his jersey number, doubts have aroused once again on his future at the club.
Leicester on their official website that Iheanacho’s jersey along with two other players have been given to other players.
A statement on the club’s website read: There are a number of changes from last season, as Kelechi Iheanacho takes the No.14 shirt he has worn regularly for Nigeria, allowing summer signing Youri Tielemans to take No.8, a number he has worn regularly for Belgium.
The No.21 shirt, worn by Tielemans whilst on loan from AS Monaco last season, is taken by Ricardo Pereira, who regains a jersey he has worn for Portugal, FC Porto and OGC Nice during his career, while Ayoze Pérez takes the No.17 shirt he wore at Newcastle United, from whom he joined this summer.
James Justin, who arrived from Luton Town in June, takes No.2 following the departure of Danny Simpson, while Hamza Choudhury has switched to No.20 and Eldin Jakupović to No.35.
It is left to see whether this shirt change means the end of Iheanacho’s time at the club or it has nothing to do with his future.