The 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 owngoalnigeria.com 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 owngoalnigeria.com 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.