The Nigerian international was named Leicester City’s Player of the Season despite the club’s demotion to the Championship
Everton and Burnley have emerged as the latest contenders in the pursuit of Leicester City’s prolific striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, Soccernet.ng reports.
The Nigerian international has become the center of Premier League interest following his team’s relegation in the recently concluded season, and the Foxes may be inclined to offload him in the coming months.
While speculation has already linked Iheanacho with Nottingham Forest, fresh reports from TribalFootball reveal that Burnley and Everton have now entered the fray, expressing their keenness to secure the services of the former FA Cup champion.
Last season, the 26-year-old showcased his scoring prowess by netting five goals in the Premier League for Leicester City.
However, it is his incredible record in the English FA Cup that has truly elevated his profile.
Iheanacho proudly stands as Nigeria’s all-time leading goalscorer in the tournament, ranking ninth overall with a remarkable tally of 18 goals in just 26 appearances.
As the race for Iheanacho’s signature intensifies, the striker finds himself at the center of attention, with Everton and Burnley vying to secure his talents for their respective squads.
Should Iheanacho join Everton, he would share the same dressing room with international teammate Alex Iwobi. Iwobi has been with the Toffees since the summer of 2019, joining from Arsenal for over 30 million euros.