Leicester City’s wait to sign Kelechi Iheanacho is about to come to an end, with the club due to complete the deal this week – as per Leicester Mercury.
The highly rated Manchester City forward will become the Foxes’ fourth summer signing, following the arrivals of Hull City’s Harry Maguire and Eldin Jakupovic, and Sevilla’s Vicente Iborra.
City had already agreed a deal worth £25 million for the Nigerian striker a couple of weeks back; however, the dispute over Iheanacho’s image rights meant that the transfer couldn’t go through in time for him to be on the plane to China for Leicester’s pre-season tour.
It is now understood that Manchester City have finally reached a conclusion and Craig Shakespeare can have his man pretty soon.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s time at the Etihad Stadium has mostly been about waiting for his chance. The Nigerian has made 65 appearances across all competitions in the previous two seasons, scoring 21 times as well as assisting 10 goals.
He has been more prolific on the international level, finding the back of the net six times in a mere 10 appearances, further showcasing the quality that he has.
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Craig Shakespeare must now aim to sign a centre-back as soon as possible, and start preparing for what promises to be a tough Premier League season.
The Englishman has his eyes firmly set on a return to the UEFA Champions League, which, if it’s indeed the case, demands a lot.
Therefore, the quicker City can get their business done, the more ready they will be for their season opener. The first fixture can often set the tone nicely.