Kelechi Iheanacho Manchester City want £25M for Nigerian striker

Manchester City value Iheanacho at £25m with the likes of West Ham interested in the 20-year-old Nigeriam.

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Kelechi Iheanacho play Manchester City have set a £25M price-tag on Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City FC/Press Association Images)
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Manchester City have revealed that they want £25m for out-of-favour striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Iheanacho is expected to leave Manchester City this summer after falling out of favour with Pep Guardiola.

With West Ham, Everton and host of Bundesliga clubs interested, Manchester City have revealed that the striker would cost any potential buyer £25m.

The Nigeria international played in 15 Premier League games as second fiddle to star striker Sergio Aguero before Brazilian whizkid Gabriel Jesus arrived midway into the season.

Kelechi Iheanacho and Sergio Aguero play Iheanacho was second choice striker to Sergio Aguero before the arrival of Gabriel Jesus (BPI / Philip Oldham)

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He was subsequently left out of the matchday squads for a host of Premier League games and played in just five league games.

West Ham are said to be leading the chase to sign the 2-0 year Nigerian striker who has a very impressive goal-per-minute ratio in the Premier League.

Despite the speculations on his future, the Super Eagles star keeps insisting he will remain at Manchester City.

When asked by the BBC World Football podcast if he was staying at City, Iheanacho responded: “Definitely."

Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho has insisted that he will remain at Manchester City (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

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I don’t know about that news (about transfers). All I know is that I’m still at Manchester City, I’m still a Manchester City player so all the news that’s going on about teams wanting to buy me, I try not to know about that.

“People will go on holiday and we will see. It’s not only me that hasn’t been playing, there are other players.

“The manager rotates the players and squad so that everyone gets game time. So I shouldn’t be complaining that I’m not getting games. We are one squad and we are a full squad so everyone is not going to be playing at the same time.”

Iheanacho scored four league goals for City in 20 games and got a few others in domestic cup competition last season.

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