Man City Accept £25m Leicester Bid For Iheanacho
Leicester City have had an offer of £25m accepted by Manchester City for striker Kelechi Iheanacho, The Sun reports.
The 20-year-old has fell down the pecking order under Citizens boss Pep Guardiola, paving the way for the Foxes to lure him to the King Power Stadium.
According to Sky Sports news, a deal in principle to bring the Nigeria international to the 2015/16 Premier League champions has been agreed.
However, there are still contractual issues to sort out before Craig Shakespeare can show his major coup.
Leicester have beaten West Ham in the race to acquire his services, with the Hammers hopeful that former City star Pablo Zabaleta could persuade him to move to London.
Shakespeare believes Iheanacho will form a formidable partnership with Jamie Vardy upfront, with both forwards blessed with blistering pace and deadly finishing.
The 2015/16 League Cup winner started just once in 2017 under the former Barcelona boss last season, with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero preferred ahead of him.
Still, he managed to bag seven goals in 29 games in all competitions – a decent return for a player who featured sporadically throughout the whole campaign.
In his breakthrough season the year before, he netted eight Premier League goals in 26 games – 14 in all competitions, as he established himself as one of the most exciting prospects in the top-flight.
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