Leicester to open premier league season with Arsenal

Leicester play away to Arsenal in the opening game of the new Premier League season August 11.

We hope to see an anticipated crunch match, Leicester City on Thursday announced the signing of Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, from English Premier League rivals, Manchester City.

Although unconfirmed, reports say the fee is believed to be about 25 million pounds.

Iheanacho becomes the fourth new arrival at Leicester for the new season following the acquisitions of midfielder Vicente Iborra from Sevilla and goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic and defender Harry Maguire from Hull City.

The player will wear the No 8 shirt and joins fellow Nigeria internationals, Wilfred Ndidi and Ahmed Musa, at the 2016 Premier League champions.

“I know the ambition of the team and speaking with the manager, he let me know what I need to do – to help the team achieve what they want.

“I was convinced and I’m happy to be here,” Iheanacho wrote on his twitter account.

He had signed a new contract with City until 2021 at the beginning of last season, but saw his first-team opportunities at the Etihad Stadium curtailed by the arrival of Brazil forward, Gabriel Jesus, in January

In total, he scored 21 goals in 64 games in all competitions since making his debut for City in 2015, while he has scored six goals in 10 appearances for Nigeria.

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