The Italian tactician claims that the arrival of the Zambian international player will keep the Super Eagles star on his toes in Brendan Rodgers’ group
Mathew Olorunleke believes the arrival of Patson Daka to Leicester City will ensure that Kelechi Iheanacho does not relax.
The move of the Zambian to King Power Stadium was officially announced on Wednesday on a five-year deal following his departure from Red Bull Salzburg, which put an end to his four-year career in Austria.
Daka is expected to contribute to the Foxes’ offensive firepower as they take part in various competitions, ranging from the Europa League to the Carabao Cup in the 2021-22 campaign.
Olorunleke, who represented Reggiana, Bagnolese and Juve Stabia during his active playing days, told Goal what the 22-year presence means for the 2013 U17 World Cup winner.
“Leicester City are playing in Europe next season, as well as the Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup, so it was good that they acquired the services of a good striker, knowing that they had to play so many matches,” he said. Purpose.
‘Realistically enough, Iheanacho and Vardy can not play in all these competitions for a whole season, otherwise they are worn out.
‘So I feel his addition is a good thing and an advantage for the English team.
‘Of course Daka is going to share his playing time properly, because you do not pay £ 23 million to keep a player on the bench.
‘If Brendan Rodgers can offer him a new contract that shows he has confidence in him, he has established himself in that club. All he has to do is prove himself.
“Iheanacho has gained a lot of experience in the team, while Daka is a young player who still has a lot to learn.
‘For those who think Iheanacho should go, where should his destination be? Manchester City, Arsenal or Manchester United?
“Honestly, I feel that his arrival is a good thing for him, and it will enable him to sit up straight and ensure that he does not remain relaxed in his comfort zone.”
Thanks to his awesome performances for the Premier League team last term, the Nigerian has got a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2024.