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Iheanacho rejects Leicester new deal amid Aston Villa interest

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Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho has turned down a new deal from Leicester City amid interest from Premier league rivals Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old former Man city striker has struggled with form this season and managed to score five league goals in 22 appearances in the EFL Championships.

Iheanacho‘s contract with Leicester City is set to expire in June 2024, marking his final year at the King Power Stadium. However, reports suggest that the Nigerian striker is not inclined to extend his stay with the club.

According to Football Insider, Leicester City offered Iheanacho an improved contract with a weekly wage of £65,000, but he turned down the offer. The decision likely stems from various factors, with limited playing time being a significant concern.

Football Fancast reports that Aston Villa has shown interest in signing Iheanacho, viewing him as a potential backup for Ollie Watkins.

Under the management of Unai Emery, Aston Villa has enjoyed a
successful season and aims to secure a spot in the UEFA Champions League next season.

Joining Villa would provide Iheanacho with the opportunity to play alongside talented players such as Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey, Ollie Watkins, and Moussa Diaby.

Aston Villa considers Iheanacho an experienced Premier League forward and sees him as a valuable addition that could strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.

The potential move to Villa presents an enticing opportunity for Iheanacho to continue his career with a club that values his skills and offers the prospect of competing at the highest level.