Kelechi Iheanacho is the subject of interest from clubs in the Premier League as Swansea City are now interested in the services of the Nigerian international according to reports, and will be competing with West Ham for the signature of the Manchester City forward this summer. The Nigerian has been attracting interest from various foreign clubs across Europe but is keen to continue in the Premier League with the aspiration of applying for a UK passport later in the future.
Reports from the Mirror suggested that the Hammers who were the major club interested in his signature, have been reluctant to allow a buy-back option to be inserted in the striker’s contract when he finalizes a deal to join them, and this has reportedly allowed Swansea to come into the fray and take their chances in the potential signing of Kelechi Iheanacho.
Pep Guardiola had previously heaped praise on Kelechi Iheanacho for his footballing abilities and there are suggestions that he may not be willing to let the striker leave the Etihad without a buy-back option being inserted into any potential departure contract.
Kelechi Iheanacho is likely to attract a transfer fee of £20 million and any English club interested in the player must be prepared to cough out something close to the player’s valuation or maybe the quoted fee. A move for the Nigerian international will provide him with a platform to progress as competition for places at the Etihad is fierce as some new big money additions have been made to the squad.
Kelechi Iheanacho struggled to get games under his belt at some point last season as Pep Guardiola preferred the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero in the attack.