Betting: Iheanacho 40/1 to top the Premier League scoring charts after Leicester switch

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The Nigeria international was deemed surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium this summer but could he shine after a move to the East Midlands?

Leicester City have not spent quite as big as they did last summer but Craig Shakespeare is making some calculated signings to strengthen his Foxes side going into the new campaign.

Kelechi Iheanacho has joined the club for a fee estimated to be £25 million, making the 20-year-old the second most expensive player in Leicester's history behind Islam Slimani.

Slimani could well be one of the players dropped down in the pecking order in a squad that now looks a little bloated in terms of forwards with Ahmed Musa, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa still at the King Power Stadium, as well as Jamie Vardy.

Kelechi Iheanacho

It's no surprise that Iheanacho has moved on in the hunt for first team football. Having been on the fringes at Manchester City for the past couple of seasons, he's unlikely to get too many opportunities with the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus competing to lead the line.

What he does have though, is an exceptional goals per minute ratio when it comes to the Premier League, having struck 12 times in just 1278 minutes on the field in the top flight. While that is obviously a small sample size, the fact that 34 of his 46 league appearances have come from the bench make Iheanacho a seriously exciting propsect if he's given a regular starting spot.

bet365 make the Nigeria international a 40/1 (41.0) chance to top the Premier League scoring charts and with four each-way places available, he could be a lively outsider compared to the current market leaders.

Harry Kane is the 3/1 (4.0) market principle just ahead of Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku who is 4/1 (5.0) to reverse last year's form and pip the Spurs striker to the Golden Boot prize.

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Aguero is 13/2 (7.50) with bet365 after a patchy campaign blighted by suspension last season while Jesus, who proved deadly in front of goal before his injury, is a top price of 9/1 (10.0) with the same firm. The online bookmakers are also joint best price about Alvaro Morata (10/1), Alexandre Lacazette (12/1) and want away Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez (14/1).

40/1 (41.0) is also the industry best price available on Vardy, who has been the club's leading marksman for each of the past two campaigns. The combination of the England international being paired with the raw pace and power of Iheanacho could certainly have some top flight defences on high alert as the Foxes aim to break into the Premier League top half.

That's a 4/5 (1.80) shot with bet365 at the time of writing and the Foxes are 5/6 (1.83) to be the top Midlands club in the division, beating Stoke (9/4) and West Brom (11/4) in the process.

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