Another Premier League Club Have Entered The Race For Kelechi Iheanacho
Just over a month ago, Kelechi Iheanacho seemed set for a move to West Ham, with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola deeming the young Nigerian striker surplus to requirements at the Etihad stadium.
However, the 20-year-old's proposed move to the Hammers is yet to materialise, a delay in proceedings which prompted Southampton to enter the race for the youngster's signature.
And now, a third club have registered their interest in Iheanacho, with Leicester City looking to act quickly to secure a deal for the striker.
With Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus already at his disposal, Guardiola doesn't see Iheanacho figuring into his plans at City and is willing to offload the striker before the beginning of next season.
It was believed Iheanacho had a bright future at City after breaking into the first team two seasons ago. Images: PA
Foxes manager Craig Shakespeare is keen to bolster his squad further following the signing of Hull City's Harry Maguire, earlier this month and is hoping the Leicester board will part with the £20 million City are rumoured to be demanding for Iheanacho's signature.
The Nigeria international, who has six goals in 10 caps for his country already, also found the net 21 times in 64 appearances for City over the past two seasons, including the winner in last season's Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
The 20-year-old has become a fan favourite at the Etihad since his introduction to the first team, leading many fans to voice their disapproval when it was revealed that Guardiola would be allowing him to leave, this summer.
Iheanacho will become the sixth high profile name to leave City this summer, following Willy Caballero, Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta's releases.
Leicester are desperate to pip Premier League rivals to the signing of City's Kelechi Iheanacho (20) and are ready to bid £20m. [Mirror]- City Watch (@City_Watch) June 30, 2017
City fans, how do you feel about losing Iheanacho? Leicester fans, is the Nigerian striker the right man to partner Jamie Vardy up front?
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(H/T The Mirror)
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