According to former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinard, Kelechi Iheanacho is the best Nigerian player in the Premier League.
Iheanacho, who has been used as the second striker to Jamie Vardy by head coach Brendan Rodgers, has endured a difficult start to the Premier League this season. Despite the struggles, the forward has been prolific this season and Ferdinand has termed Vardy’s backup as a typical goal poacher.
Speaking to Sports Extra, Rio said, “Kelechi at the moment is the best Nigerian player playing in the EPL this season because he scores goals man, he’s a goalscorer.”
“That’s what you need in a striker when he is called on. He’s had it tough playing second fiddle to Vardy but so far he has done pretty well,” he added.
The former Manchester City ace has netted eight goals in 14 appearances so far this season for the Foxes, who are currently third on the log.
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