AllNigeriaSoccer have claimed that Newcastle United have made initial enquiries to sign Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho this summer – and will look to land the Nigeria whether a take
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(Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)LEICESTER CITYReport: Newcastle want to sign Leicester City attacker, takeover or notmm
ByWill ButcherPublished on July 14, 2020
AllNigeriaSoccer have claimed that Newcastle United have made initial enquiries to sign Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho this summer – and will look to land the Nigeria whether a takeover goes through, or not.
Iheanacho, 23, has scored 10 goals in 24 Leicester appearances this season despite starting just 15 of those. He has been forced to play second fiddle to Jamie Vardy, though of late he has played alongside the English ace.
The former Manchester City star is renowned for his pace, ability to score goals out of nothing and even his versatility – given he can play out wide as well as up front. He has a contract that will keep him at Leicester at least till the summer of 2022.
The striker, who cost Leicester a whopping £25million (BBC) in the summer of 2017, is represented by the same agency as Jonjo Shelvey, Javier Manquillo, Andy Carroll and Ciaran Clark.
It is believed that Newcastle have opened talks to sign the Leicester attacker, and will look to sign the 23-time Nigeria international this summer – whether a takeover is completed, or not.