Nigerian Top Star Iheanacho Set to Sign Improved Long Term Deal With Premier League Giant This Summer

Nigerian Top Star Iheanacho Set to Sign Improved Long Term Deal With Premier League Giant This Summer

- Kelechi Iheanacho is ready to commit his future to Leicester City for a long time

- The Nigerian star has been on fire recently scoring seven goals in four games

- Iheanacho is also wanted by other clubs but wants to remain with the Foxes

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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will be delighted to hear that Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho sign a new contract with the club this summer.

The 24-year-old has been in red-hot form for the Foxes after scoring seven goals in his last four appearances.

He inspired his side to the FA Cup semifinals after bagging a brace in their last eight fixture against Manchester United earlier this month.

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The Super Eagles attacker has also risen to become the most successful African player in the history of the FA Cup with 13 goals.

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Nigerian star Iheanacho set for improved Leicester City deal
Kelechi Iheanacho's stunner that helped Leicester City outscore Manchester United in the FA Cup quarterfinal game earlier this month. Photo by Ian Walton/PA Images.
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SunSport reports that the Foxes want to tie their in-form hitman down on a lucrative new deal, following his recent outstanding form which has also been noticed by rival clubs at home and abroad.

The Super Eagles attacker who has scored 12 goals and and five assists across competitions this campaign has no desire to leave Leicester and is in it for the long haul as he looks to emerge as Jamie Vardy's natural successor.

A source close to the striker says Iheanacho feels Brendan Rodgers has taken his game to a new level and is bringing out the very best in him.

And with the third-placed Foxes closing in on a Champions' League qualifying place and FA Cup final, he feels he has a huge part to play in the club's future. One of the Nigerian's close associates said:

"He is happy at Leicester - that's why he is playing so well. The future will take care of itself. Kelechi has another year on his contract but he believes the place where you play your best football - is the best place for you.

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"Of course there is always interest in good players, especially goalscorers. But he wants to focus on his current form with so much still to play for with Leicester."

Iheanacho is currently earning £60k-a-week but that should rise to £90,000-a-week as Vardy's long-term successor.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho equalled Cristiano Ronaldo's 13 goals FA Cup record after netting twice in Leicester City's 3-1 win over Manchester United in the quarterfinal of the competition.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring for the hosts in the 24th minute but Mason Greenwood's 38th-minute equaliser cancelled out the opener. Y

ouri Tielemans restored the Foxes' leadership seven minutes into the second half while the Super Eagles attacker completed his double in the 78th minute of the meeting.

Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.

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