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Iheanacho set to sign new contract at Leicester City

In-form Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho is set to sign a new contract at Leicester City.

Iheanacho enters the final year of his current £60,000-a-week five-year-deal this summer.

And FA Cup semi-finalists Leicester want to tie Iheanacho down on a lucrative new deal, following his recent outstanding form.

The 24-year-old has been on fire, scoring seven goals in his last four games, including the crucial double against Manchester United which set up a Wembley FA Cup semi-final with Southampton.

That hasn’t gone unnoticed by rival clubs at home and abroad.

However SunSport can reveal the striker, who has been directly involved in 15 goals in 15 starts this season, has no desire to leave Leicester and looks to emerge as Jamie Vardy’s natural successor.

Iheanacho currently earns £60k-a-week but could expect to bump that up to £90,000-a-week as Vardy’s long term successor.

With money tight throughout the game, the £25million the Foxes paid to sign the Nigerian from Manchester City in 2017, is beginning to look like a bargain.

Iheanacho is currently with the Super Eagles who are set to take on Benin Republic and Lesotho in this month’s AFCON qualifiers.

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