Paulo Sousa’s assistant Bruno Oliveira has fulled rumours that Emile Heskey could be returning to Leicester with the comment: “It would make a big impact. Craig Bellamy was an opportunity that Dave Jones took.”
Leicester-born Heskey left Filbert Street for Liverpool for £11m, just over a decade ago, a few months before Martin O’Neill departed for the Celtic job.
Although Heskey made his debut in the Premier League during the 1994-95 season, he establsihed himself in the side during the second tier promotion season of 1995-96. He then played a major part in the O’Neill Glory Years, enjoying four season in the Premier League and also played in all three League Cup finals, scoring a late equaliser against Middlesbrough in 1997.
Despite a career that has seen him at Liverpool, Birmingham, Wigan and Aston Villa, earning 62 England caps, Heskey has not forgotten his Leicester roots and was part of the consortium who rescued the club during the financial disaster of 2002.
The 32 year old is unable to command a regular starting place at Villa and might just take a chance on a homecoming..
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