Emile Heskey has become something of a cult hero amongst younger football fans who share vines and tweets of his more spectacular misses. However the 36-year-old was a special Premier League player during his time in the English top flight and according to BBC Sport he is hunting a return.
Emile Heskey began his career at Leicester City and progressed through their youth academy before making his debut for the club as a 17-year-old. He remained at Leicester City until 2000 where he recorded statistics of 154 league appearances, 40 goals. The striker was then purchased by Anfield side Liverpool for a mega £11m, a fee that saw him feature as a Reds regular. Heskey netted 39 goals in 150 Premier League games for Liverpool and would also play for Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa.
It must be said the end of his time in England saw a somewhat modest goalscoring record, recording just 1 goal in 28 games of the 2011/12 season for Aston Villa. Heskey signed for the Newcastle Jets in Australia in September 2012 and spent two seasons down under, recording 10 goals in 42 A-League fixtures. Now rumours have circulated that Leicester City, who are 18th in the Premier League currently, will offer Heskey the chance to return to the club where it all began for him.
Heskey was an important England figure during his career, earning 62 caps, and now he has told BBC Radio Leicester about the prospect of returning to the Premier League: “It goes without saying, I’d love to come”. He continued: “It is a great club that allowed me to get to the platform that I got to, I was an England international when I was with Leicester so that was a great achievement.”
Should Emile Heskey return to Leicester City, what do you think?
By Gareth Thomas | November 25th, 2014