According to The ever-unreliable Sun, Leicester City’s move to sign Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheancho may be thwarted by negotiations between Spurs and the sky blues.
Recently, a number of reports were released stating Leicester City had gone some way to matching Manchester City’s £20 million evaluation of the 20 year old striker, with SkySports going as far as to say the deal had been agreed in principle.
However, both The Sun and HITC Sport believe that the talks between Spurs and City over the future of 27 year old full-back Kyle Walker may yet influence Iheanacho’s departure from the Etihad Stadium.
According to The Sun, Spurs do in fact have some limited interest in the young striker and apparently manager Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t ruled out including the acquisition of the Nigerian in negotiations for Kyle Walker, as talks over the right-back continue to drag on.
That’s right, The Sun is suggesting that because City are unwilling to match Tottenham’s £50 price-tag, Spurs may instead negotiate a player swap plus cash deal, in which Spurs would secure the services of the young African striker as well as a sum of money for Team of the Year defender Kyle Walker.
Kelechi Iheanacho, over 46 Premier League appearances for Manchester City, scored an impressive 12 goals and contributed a further 4 assists.
Obviously, because this is The Sun we’re talking about, we have to take this with heapings and heapings of salt.
And HITC Sport are no better really, so I think I’m going to dismiss this as an over-active imagination on someone’s part.
That said, I do admire Iheanacho. I think he’s someone Poch could really work wonders on, so there is a hint of interest on my part in the rumour, even though there’s no way it could be true.
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