Former Liverpool striker, Emile Heskey has stated that Nigerian striker, Kelechi Iheanacho doesn't have the right quality to replace in-form Leicester striker, Jamie Vardy.
Iheanacho has struggled to make an impact in the King Power Stadium, scoring only 9 goals in 81 appearances for the club since his big-money moves from Manchester City in 2017.
Vardy on the other hand has scored more than 120 goals for Leicester City since linking up with the club in 2012.
At 34, the Englishman is nearing the end of his career, and Heskey believes the former Premier League champions will have to look for a replacement for the prolific forward outside the club, according to Complete Sports.
“When Vardy doesn’t play you see a difference in the way they play and effectiveness of them going forward,” Heskey told Premier League Productions.
“They haven’t quite found someone who could actually fill that gap and this is what they are going to be looking at. Can Iheanacho be that next player? I can’t see it so they have to go and get someone else.
“I don’t know if there are any youth players that can actually take up that mantle now and play them in certain games so they have to go and look out for a new Jamie Vardy”.