By Bamidele Boluwaji:
Former Super Eagles striker Victor Agali has expressed happiness following the confirmation of Nigeria star Kelechi Iheanacho’s move to Leicester City and urged the youngster to make the most of the move, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The former Manchester City striker on Thursday night completed a £25m move from the Citizens to the 2015/2016 Premier League champions to end months of transfer speculation.
Reacting to the latest development in the career of the 20-year-old striker, Agali said he was happy that the move will help his development in the Premiership.
“I said it before that since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, Pep Guardiola was no longer interested in Iheanacho and the best for him was to leave so that he can continue his development elsewhere,” Agali told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“It has happened to me before when I was playing and I did not have any regret making that decision to move to where I could play regularly.
“Now, it is a new dawn for him and he must work very hard to prove Guardiola wrong and also help Leicester City to regain their winning form.
“Personally, I am happy for him because his mind will be settled now and he can give his best.
“It is a difficult situation for a player to notice that his club or coach is not interested in giving him playing time, it will affect his psychological thinking until he is able to move elsewhere to prove his talent.
“I must congratulate him for that and for me, it was a good move for Iheanacho.”