The former Golden Eaglets star has been unstoppable since the turn of the year, and that has earned him high praises from one of the best strikers in the history of the game
Former England international Gary Lineker has praised Kelechi Iheanacho after the Nigerian striker delivered another man of the match performance to help Leicester to a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Iheanacho scored and created another to help the Foxes maintain their grip in the race for the top four in the Premier League.
The Nigerian international provided the assist for Timothy Castagne’s goal that restored parity Brendan Rodgers after Wilfried Zaha had put Palace ahead in the first half.
Iheanacho then fired in a brilliant winner ten minutes from time to ensure Leicester left the King Power Stadium with the three points.
Following the encounter, Lineker took to his Twitter account to praise Iheanacho, saying the Nigerian striker is a brilliant finisher.
“What a wonderful player @67Kelechi is becoming/already is. Such a lovely finisher with a delightful touch and great awareness. Love the fella,” Lineker said.
What a wonderful player @67Kelechi is becoming/already is. Such a lovely finisher with a delightful touch and great awareness. Love the fella. 🙌🏻
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) April 26, 2021
The Super Eagles star’s latest goal is his tenth in the league this season, and he has scored 14 times in his last 14 games for the Foxes.