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Kelechi Iheanacho Nigerian striker close to Leicester City move

Kelechi Iheanacho will reportedly cost Leicester City £25m in a deal that could take weeks to be finalised.

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Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho is close to a move to Leicester City (Getty Images)

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho is close to signing for 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City.

Iheanacho is looking for first-team football after falling out of favour with manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

According to reports, the Nigeria international will cost Leicester City £25m in a deal that could take weeks to be finalised.

Kelechi Iheanacho play Iheanacho is seeking first team football and is keen on the move to Leicester City (Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)

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Iheanacho has been identified as the ideal candidate by Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare to improve their attack.

Shakespeare wants a deal for the 20-year-old to be completed before they head off to Hong Kong for the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Craig Shakespeare play Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare wants to quickly wrap up Iheanacho 's deal before preseason tour of Asia (AFP/File)


Iheanacho signed for Manchester City in 2015, joining their Academy before he was promoted to the senior team.

The Super Eagles striker has 21 goals in 64 games and one of the most impressive goal-per-minute ratio in the Premier League.

He gained prominence in 2015 under former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. He was City’s second choice striker before the arrival of Brazilian youngster Gabriel Jesus.

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