Saints Keen On A Raid On Puel Harbour
Wednesday, 10th Jan 2018 10:31
Saints are being linked with a raid on Claude Puel's harbour of attacking talent at Leicester City.
Saints are rumoured to be considering a bid for Kelechi Iheanacho who signed for Leicester City for £25 million back in the summer, but has failed to oust the likes of Jamie Vardy as well as Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani from th starting line up.
The Nigerian striker is being reported as being unhappy at the Foxes and Claude Puel is ready to let him go if they can get something near the fee they paid to beat off a number of other Premier League clubs in the summer.
The 6ft 2 striker looked a decent player at Manchester City starting 12 Premier League games plus another 34 as sub and scoring 12 goals in his two seasons as a member of City's squad with ironically 3 of those goals coming against Saints , he scored two in a 4-2 defeat for City at St Mary's in May 2016, and then he netted in a 1-1 draw up in Manchester the following season so Saints should be aware of his scoring prowess.
The question though is whether he can score for Saints as well as against them, certainly his career has stalled at Leicester where he has started only 2 Premier League games plus another 7 as sub and scored only a single goal, that being against Leeds United in the League Cup.
At 21 he is looking for a regular game, he has undoubted talent but it is a different matter shining in a rampant Manchester City side and being able to turn it on in a struggling Saints side.
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