BY ABAYOMI JOHNSON
Kelechi Iheanacho is finding it difficult securing a move away from Leicester City because the Nigerian earns around £115,000-a-week on a five-year deal and no club will currently want to take him on those wages, according to well-placed sources in England.
As a result, The Foxes might have to let him go for a lot cheaper than they paid for him if they decide to sell now.
News have it that the former Premier League champions are prepared to offload him just five months after joining for £25m from Manchester City.
The 21-year-old has scored just once and finds himself behind Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki under Claude Puel. He was only given a 10-minute run-out against League One minnows Fleetwood in a 0-0 draw on Saturday and has made just two Premier League starts this campaign.
SunSport understands the club are beginning to accept they made an expensive mistake by snapping up the Nigerian ace.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez was interested in the summer and the likes of Stoke, West Ham and Swansea were also in the hunt.
Boss Claude Puel does not see him being part of his plans anytime soon.
And he hardly gave him a ringing endorsement when asked if fans can expect to see more of him given the huge outlay the club made.
He said: “Kelechi’s a young player, has a lot to improve on in different aspects of his play.
“It’s difficult because he’s behind Jamie Vardy. It’s difficult to play behind him.
“I Shinji Okazaki is also playing well. And there is also Islam Slimani.”