- Kelechi Iheanacho has penned a new three-year deal with Leicester City
- The Super Eagles forward's contract at the King Power Stadium will expire in 2024
- The 24-year-old was recently named Premier League Player for the Month of March
Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until the summer of 2024.
The Nigerian international has been in superb form in the past few weeks as he scored seven goals in four matches.
The 24-year-old was named the Premier League Player for the Month of March following his goalscoring form for the Foxes in the past month.
Iheanacho who joined Leicester fromMan City in 2017 told the club's website:
Premier League giants plotting to reward Nigerian star who scored 5 goals in 3 matches with improved contract
“I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract.
“It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, but there’s a lot of people here that are good people, great people to work with. They are nice people and they make me feel comfortable and welcome since I came in.
“It’s been really great being here. It’s like a family. I’m happy being here and hopefully I can stay here many more years.”
The Super Eagles forward has made 114 appearances for the King Power outfit and scored 32 goals with 12 of them coming in the current season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed that he could not score in any of Nigeria's AFCON 2022 qualifiers claiming African football is different from that of Europe, Complete Sports.
The 24-year-old who was named the Premier League Player for the month of March said he will be looking forward to prove himself in the AFCON tournament in Cameroon when he makes his debut.
“African football is not the same as European football. I help my team to play well and win. And if I didn’t score in one game I can in the next game."