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RB Leipzig Shortlist Kelechi Iheanacho For January Move

Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, has slipped into the radar of last season Champions League semi finalists, RB Leipzig according to German paper, Bild.

The 24-year-old had a brilliant start to the season with revealing performances in the Europa League that saw him score 3 goals and provide 4 assists in the 6 games in the competition.

He has however struggled to replicate that form in the Premier League in the limited game time he has accrued. He has started just 2 games of a possible 18, failing to find the back of the net in any of his 10 appearances for the Foxes.

He fluffed his most recent chance by missing a penalty which saw his side drop points in their 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. Brendan Rodgers had handed him his first league start since October, but he has accumulated just 3 minutes of gametime in the subsequent 3 games.

He now has a chance to regain his confidence and restore his form that saw Leicester shell out an eye-watering £27million to acquire his services from Manchester City, and according to Bild, Germany might just be his next destination.

The German side have drawn him on a striker shortlist alongside, Liverpool Divock Origi and Nice’s Kasper Dolberg.

RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche, had earlier reiterated to Sport Bild that “We’re not doing anything else in the winter,” but his strikers Yousef Poulsen and Alexander Sorloth have struggled for goals while Hwang Hee-Chan has struggled to shake off Covid-19.

Any move involving Iheanacho would be a temporary loan and will mark his first foray outside of English football.

 

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