Rumour Mill: Spurs To Hijack Iheanacho Deal?

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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.

Do you think Spurs should have tried to sign Iheanacho?


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  1. This reminds me a little of the Dembele situation a year / 18 months back, when we had the opportunity to sign raw talent from Fulham and should have done so. Iheancho is raw talent and Poch is just the sort of manager to make the best of this goal hungry young man. Sign him I would say in p/x for want away Walker – £20M in today’s inflated market is looking good value.

  2. Guys the deal has been sorted – Leicester have agreed terms with Club & player, also Iheanacho has been offered a salary twice as much as his current salary with Man City. He also wants to come because Wifried Ndidi is one of his good friends.

    This story I believe started with the Daily Star – need I say more.

  3. Id take Iheanacho but also if rumours of James Rodriguez interesting Bayern at 5m loan and 32.5m option to buy, then we should be all over that.

  4. its a topic and subject that would have most football fans coming up with the same assumptions…if MCFC really want Walker but wont pay 50m and Spurs are desperate for a bit part striker behind the very likely starting Kane it would make sense to both parties to agree a deal.. Walker would most likely be sold closer to 30-35m so if Man City offered Iheanacho and 15m cash Spurs would be crazy not to accept.. Iheanacho has proved in the short playing time he has had at City he can score goals the only question is he willing to play another season or two at Spurs in Kanes shadow and sharing substitutions along with Jennsen on the subs bench?.. If Man city rate Iheanach then most likely they will not sell him and he will go out on loan to another prem side where he will almost guarantee himself at least 30+ starts in the coming season..

    Spurs this season playing at Wembley will have a hard time adjusting and they dont want too many changes to personal so they dont disrupt their mentality and current confidence in their ability and to begin selling focal first team players to rival teams jostling for the upcoming champion league positions next season will begin to play on other players minds if the season doesnt begin well..

    Its an important season for Spurs and instead of looking to sell they would be wiser in keeper what they have and maybe looking to find a cheap upcoming young striker willing to come off the bench and make a name for himself and more importantly find a replacement for Sissoko/Llamela who has pace and can dribble without losing the ball beneath his feet as he runs..


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