New twist in Iheanacho transfer


IheanachoThe agent of  Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho says the 20-year-old won’t be joining French giants PSG following reports of a bid for his services by the Ligue 1 side. The new report claims Iheanacho’s move to West Ham is all but sealed for a fee in excess of 20 million pounds but several issues including, Manchester City’s buy back option clause and his image rights are holding up any official announcement of the deal‎.

The 20-year-old is reported to have left the camp of the Nigeria national team in France on Saturday to travel London.

The report on quotes an unnamed agent saying “Talks with West Ham are very advanced I must confess, and barring any last minute hiccup he will end up joining them. If not them then any other team in England but not outside England. He is not interested in a move away from England for now. He is two years away from getting his papers as a citizen, so moving away from England at this time is a non-starter particularly as they are interested in him from England.”

“That said offers have come in from outside England, but his immediate priority is to stay in England, reasons why the offer from West Ham ticks the right box”.

However, while club sources admit a bid has been made for the Man City youngster they have played down the advanced nature of talks insisting this morning they have yet to receive a reply from Manchester City. It is perhaps telling that have not named the agent.

Two weeks ago the same website claimed West Ham has won the race to sign Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru after agreeing a transfer fee in the region of over £7m. Our club sources later told Claret and Hugh that that report was untrue adding that while there was interest in the player the club were not convinced the striker could make the step up to the Premier League.

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  • johnham1 says:

    I have to say I am totally dejected by this signing, I just cannot believe how you can believe that this guy is worth this sort of money, our lessons from last season have not been learned. This is not a quality signing.

  • Boogabenson says:

    I just wonder if there will be a last minute hitch say just after the renewal of season ticket deadline day.
    Or have i seen it all before.

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Booga all this has been coming from some nigerian online site all weekend.They have said since saturday its almost a done deal.Now i aint saying its true but i dont exactly see some f*cking random website from Nigeria being on Gold & Sullivans payroll to generate ST sales 😁
    I think this will be a top top signing.He will deliver the goods if he signs aint no doubt about that.Im happy Johnham is dejected,it usually means they will turn in to a good signing 😂😂

  • Robbie says:

    Please let this signing go through.My Citeh mates are so peed off he might leave.They think Guardiola is being a prat.No disrespect johnham but i think you are blowing it out of your arris!

  • Boogabenson says:

    I hear yer Mr slavs chavs…….. i would like to see him at ours. But im 49 this year and i think ive heard every yarn over the years until its in the bag dont believe a word.
    I dont dislike the davids but we have been spun so many lies over many many years. No doubt they have done good things.
    Im just a grumpy old sarcastic sod!!

    • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

      Lol i get where you are coming from but this site was the one that said he had left the training camp on saturday to return to England.It then said yeasterday it was a live transfer.
      Like i say im not saying it is fact but they seem to know a lot of whats going on since Saturday.Either that or they are total fantasists.If you go to the site their Iheanacho stories aint over the top or click bait they seem pretty level headed to me.
      What i want to know is why Sean is now quoting the site when they rubbished the site Saturday 😂😂

  • Travis says:

    It ceases to amaze me why we are ment to believe a West Ham source but must always be dismissive of other sources.So the agents name wasnt mentioned so thats telling apparently.Well name the West Ham source as well then or it is the same difference…lmao

  • essexirons says:

    Are you a ‘glass half full’ or a ‘glass half empty’ type of person??
    I believe that West Ham have far too many ‘half empty’ fans, whatever is reported good or bad they are not happy.
    Sign a player & he isn’t good enough. Don’t sign the same player & the story was made up just to sell ST & the board were never going to sign him anyway.
    Media we are linked with a player & it’s ‘why are we telling the world who we want’, don’t get linked with any ‘same old west ham trying to do everything on the cheap…’ blah blah blah
    most of these fans are very quick to scream & shout but hardly ever say who we should be signing instead.
    Imho if anyone gives a to$$ is that Iheanacho would be a great signing & shows that the club have learned from last summers disasters. We are going for quality players from PL clubs, not some bloke who is cheap on loan from a club in the arse-end-of-nowhere

    • mywhufc says:

      young player that has a good goalscoring rate at City.
      would love to see him playing for us, just hope our midfielders can supply him the same way Citehs did.

  • Travis says:

    essexirons i think ninety nine out of every hundred of our fans would see it as a really good signing…you always get the one though who thinks they know better than the rest or indeed better than people in the game who know what a talent the kid is…

    • John says:

      That’s right Travis but unfortunately those collective one in one hundreds spend the most time on the blogs namely from 7am till midnight every day.

      I think he might be massive for us. And this buy back clause is nothing to worry about imo as I think it will be just that. An option. Maybe with a sell on cut like Manure did with the lad at Burnley of 25%. That means the selling club are in the driving seat if the buying club sell in 2/3 years time.

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