Leicester City could face a battle to keep Kelechi Iheanacho at the club this summer after reports revealed that AS Roma are considering making an offer for the 24-year-old.
What’s the story?
According to Sky Sports, the Italian outfit are contemplating tabling a bid for the Nigeria international if they fail to sign Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham.
The report states: “Abraham is currently weighing up his Stamford Bridge future after the Serie A side agreed a £34m deal to sign the striker. The 23-year-old [sic] has asked for time to consider the offer from the Italian club, who are managed by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with Roma general manager Tiago Pinto meeting Abraham for talks in London on Thursday.”
If the Serie A giants do make a move for Iheanacho and are successful in their attempts to secure his signature, it would leave Leicester extremely light at the top end of the pitch with very little time to find an adequate replacement.
Should Leicester sell Kelechi Iheanacho?
Leicester City fans will be gutted
Although Iheanacho’s potential exit is far from guaranteed, a large section of Leicester supporters will likely still be gutted to hear that one of their star players is on the wish list of a prominent club like Roma.
The appeal of playing in the Italian capital for the decorated Jose Mourinho would be enough to turn many players’ heads, but Foxes fans will be desperate for the youngster to stay for the foreseeable future.
He has continued in the same vein at the start of the new season, scoring the winner from the penalty spot as Leicester saw off Manchester City in the Community Shield last Saturday.
Although the addition of former RB Salzburg hitman Patson Daka has significantly strengthened Brendan Rodgers’ forward line, the loss of Iheanacho – especially so close to the end of the current transfer window – would be a bitter blow.
Leicester fans will surely be hoping that Abraham agrees a deal to move to the Stadio Olimpico, leaving them free to enjoy the quality of Iheanacho a little while longer.