Kelechi Iheanacho

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has provided an update on Kelechi Iheanacho who is a reported target for the Midland side in January.

Reports earlier this week claimed Smith is eyeing a Premier League based talent to support misfiring striker Wesley Moraes after Wednesday’s night defeat at the hands of Chelsea.

According to Midland news, Iheanacho is a second option for the Villa side if they fail to land 19-year-old Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster.

Iheanacho has not been playing for Leicester until last Sunday when he scored his first premier league goal.

The ex-Manchester City ace has been unable to dislodge Jamie Vardy in the Foxes attack and is thought to be keen on a move.

It’s understood Smith will need to sell before he can buy following his spending splurge in the summer.

A loan deal look the most feasible option for both Iheanacho and Brewster.

Villa are 15th, but are just one point above the drop zone ahead of the hectic festive period.

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