Iheanacho joins Le­ices­ter City

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

Lat­est in­for­ma­tion sur­round­ing the fu­ture of Nigeria and Manch­ester City for­ward, Kelechi Iheanacho is that he has joined Le­ices­ter City.

Re­ports from Eng­land re­veal that the player has com­pleted a £25 mil­lion move from City to the Foxes af­ter pass­ing a med­i­cal.

Ac­cord­ing to sources close to Kwe­seESPN, the fee makes the Su­per Ea­gles star the most ex­pen­sive Nige­rian player ever, dis­plac­ing Odion Ighalo 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 in­ter­na­tional, Mo­hamed Salah’s £34.3m move from Ital­ian Serie A side, AS Roma to Liver­pool.

Although the move was de­layed by le­gal is­sues over im­age rights with his for­mer agents, sources close to the player con­firmed to Kwe­seESPN that af­ter pass­ing his med­i­cal on Tues­day, the player signed a five-year con­tract with the Foxes.

How­ever, an an­nounce­ment is only ex­pected within the next 24-48 hours as the club wants to tidy up le­gal de­tails in re­spect of his for­mer rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

It is also men­tioned that the Cit­i­zens have in­serted a buy­back op­tion in the con­tract, which is re­ported to be in the re­gion of £50m for one of Europe’s bright­est young foot­ballers.

Kelechi Iheanacho

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