Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly setting their sights on securing the services of Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho as the summer transfer window enters its final days.
Wolves’ preparations for the upcoming 2023/24 season have faced challenges, marked by significant player departures and a managerial change. The club saw key figures like Ruben Neves, Nathan Collins, Raul Jimenez, and Conor Coady leave before parting ways with manager Julen Lopetegui.
Under the leadership of new head coach Gary O’Neil, Wolves exhibited a strong performance against Manchester United, despite ultimately suffering a defeat. Their journey also featured a challenging defeat against Brighton, followed by a 1-0 victory over Everton last Saturday.
As the transfer window’s closure approaches, reports indicate that Wolverhampton Wanderers are considering a move for former Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.
TalkSPORT has suggested that Wolves have expressed interest in securing the services of Iheanacho, valuing the Nigerian international, aged 26, at £20 million. The striker’s football journey traces back to his youth career at Taye Academy before his move to Manchester City’s academy in 2014.
During his time with Manchester City, which spanned two years, Iheanacho made a total of 64 appearances across various competitions and scored 21 goals. He subsequently joined Leicester City for the 2017/18 season, for a reported transfer fee of £25 million. His tenure at Leicester has been marked by 211 appearances and 56 goals, contributing significantly to the team’s victories in the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield.
Leicester City’s manager, Enzo Maresca, recently hinted at a possible contract extension for Iheanacho, emphasizing the importance of mutual agreement among the player, club, and management. Maresca stated, “It’s one of the things we need to do soon to clarify the situation. Kele played against Coventry, very good. He played the other day, goal, assist. It’s one of the things I said from day one that to realise something important, you need players who are out on the bench but when they go inside, they are a boost for the team.”
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