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Kelechi Iheanacho the architect of his woes

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Ekpo believes Kelechi Iheancho places money above his future

Former Super Eagles midfielder Friday Ekpo has warned Kelechi Iheanacho to prioritise money when making the shot over his next move.

Iheanacho has struggled for playing time since his move from Manchester City to Leicester City in the summer of 2017.

Since moving to the foxes, the 2017 FIFA U-17 Golden Ball Award winner has only appeared in 64 games – most of which came from the substitute bench.

Lack of game time at the club level did cost Iheanacho a spot in Nigeria’s team to the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

With a move to Besiktas being mooted ahead of the January transfer window, Ekpo warned that the 23-year-old forward would be toying with his value.

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“Iheanacho is still young but age is gradually catching up on him.” Ekpo, as quoted by footballiveng

“He needs a club where he would be playing regularly.

“To me, Iheanacho is the architect of his misfortune. He should be more interested in playing the game than chasing after megabucks.

“If he moves to Besiktas, his value would drop and he is not going to the club to grab automatic shirt.

“He is still going to fight for regular  place because Besiktas is not a small club in Turkey.”

Although omitted from, the AFCON squad, Iheanacho was called up for a friendly game against Ukraine in September, but again, couldn’t get a call up to the team that drew Brazil in a friendly game on Sunday.

The former Manchester City player in 23 appearances for the Super Eagles has scored 8 goals

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