Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho has finally completed his long anticipated £25 million moves from Manchester City to Leicester City in the wake of passing his on Tuesday.
Sources close the Super Eagles forward uncovered that the former FIFA Under-17 World Cup winner has completed a £25 million move from City to the Foxes in the wake of passing his medical. The Nigeria international will wear the No 8 for the Premier League outfit.
KweseESPN likewise announced yesterday that the transfer fee makes the Super Eagles star the most expensive Nigerian player now, dislodging Odion Ighalo’s transfer see when he signed for Chinese club Changchun Yatai for £20m in January.
Meanwhile, the move is the second highest African transfer fee this season behind Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah’s £34.3m move from Italian Serie A side, AS Roma to Liverpool.
In spite of the fact that the move was deferred by legitimate issues over image rights with his representatives, sources close to the player affirmed to KweséESPN that subsequent to passing his medical on Tuesday, the player signed a five-year contract deal with the former Premier League champions.
‘It feels good and I’m happy to be part of this team. I know the ambition of the team and speaking with the manager, he let me know what I need to do, to help the team achieve what they want. I was convinced and I’m happy to be here’, Iheanacho said.
‘I was happy speaking with the manager, knowing what the team wants. It gives me more confidence that I will fit in this team and hopefully I’ll achieve a lot’.
Shakespeare also expressed his delight: ‘It’s a great signing for us. Kelechi is an enormously talented player that has shown a huge amount of promise at every level in which he’s played’.
‘We’ve tracked his progress for some time, so we know how much quality he’ll bring to the squad. He’s young, he’s hungry, he’s ready for the next stage of his development and I’m delighted that will be with Leicester City’.