In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Howey, who scored 11 times in 99 games for Manchester City, believes his former club will have no regrets over selling Kelechi Iheanacho, despite his form for Leicester City.
Iheanacho won March’s Premier League player of the month for his impressive form in front of goal, as he has carried the burden of the team during the absence of Harvey Barnes and James Maddison.
The former Man City striker scored 21 goals in 64 games before it was decided that his future lay away from the Etihad in 2017 after falling down the pecking order behind Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.
Speaking on how he’s been impressed with Iheanacho this season and why City won’t regret selling the striker, Howey told FFC:
“I think the lad has done quite well at Leicester and I think in Brendan Rodgers he’s got a very good manager. I just think the style of player that he is, it’s not what Pep wanted in his side.
“I think it’s only just recently that he’s come into form at Leicester so I don’t think Man City regret selling him.”
Jamie Vardy’s poor form in 2021 and the injuries to both Maddison and Barnes allowed the £60,000 per week striker a chance to prove himself which he has grasped with both hands.
Leicester City suffered a 3-2 defeat against West Ham which has cut their lead ahead of Chelsea in fifth to just four points with seven games remaining.