Iheanacho ‘interesting’ Premier League rivals

Date published: Monday 26th June 2017 3:41

Kelechi Iheanacho: Look set for a reduced role this season

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare is keen to take Man City striker Kelechi Iheanacho to the King Power stadium, says a report. 

Iheanacho struggled to cement a starting place under Pep Guardiola last season, making 28 appearances in all competitions and scoring seven times.

The 20-year-old joined the Citizens in 2014, and scored 14 times in the 2015/16 season.

According to Sky Sports, Shakespeare is keen to overhaul his current strikeforce, and Iheanacho has been identified as a top target.

The foxes currently have Jamie Vardy, Shinji Okazaki, Ahmed Musa, Leonardo Ulloa and Islam Slimani all on their books, so are likely to have to sell in order to buy. Ulloa was widely linked with a move away earlier this summer.

Iheanacho still has four years remaining on his Etihad contract, and it is believed that the Blues value him at around £20million. West Ham have made a bid matching that valuation, but City haven’t made a decision as yet.

The striker has six goals in 10 appearances for Nigeria.

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