Transfer Update : West Brom Ready To Splash £20M For Kelechi Iheanacho



Reports have linked Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho with a transfer move away to West Bromwich Albion. According to growing speculation, the Nigerian has been disappointed with his lack of game time at the Etihad with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus being favoured ahead of the Super Eagles Forward.

Iheanacho is currently tied up with the Etihad outfit till 2021, having 4 years left on his present contract, Man City would not have any desire to offload the Nigerian at an ostensible cost. Iheanacho is said to be valued at around £20m by the Citizens.

West Brom manager, Tony Pulis persevered through a disappointing season with the Baggies which saw his forward generally fizzle and squander opportunity in front of goal and his looking to re-electrify his squad with new players. Most likely the Nigerian would be a key target for Pulis as the gaffer searches for a squad new recruits this summer.

The 20-year-old Nigerian who picked up prominence in the Pellegrini-era which saw him get a noteworthy run of games, but he rapidly dropped out of favour with the new manager Pep Guardiola and needed to invest the greater part of his playing time cooling off on the bench for most of the 16-17 season.


Iheanacho made 5 first team starts in his 20 appearances for the club in the Premier League. In spite of the fact that he got a short stretch at the club this season, still, he has figured out how to score 4 goals and render 3 assists to the team. It just goes to demonstrate the player’s yearning and heartlessness in front of goal.

With Kelechi Iheanacho being valued at £20m, that means the Baggies would need to break their transfer record being held by fellow teammates Brown Ideye to sign the player.

Seeing the unfathomable details that Iheanacho presents, it would be wise to consider that the Nigerian is definitely justified even despite the huge sum. Very much aware of his striking ability, Pulis would need to incorporate him in the squad. In spite of the fact that top EPL clubs are lurking around competing for his signature.


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