Aston Villa Eye Iheanacho On Free Transfer

Aston Villa Eye Iheanacho On Free Transfer

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Aston Villa are reportedly monitoring the situation of Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Manchester City academy product has less than two weeks before the expiration of his contract with Leicester City and will be available on a free transfer as from July 1, 2024.

Iheanacho has decided to end his seven-year association with Leicester City after turning down multiple offers to extend his stay at the King Power Stadium.

According to Football Insider, Aston Villa are in the market for a new forward to replace 20-year-old Jhon Duran as Chelsea are in advanced talks to sign him this summer.

The Lions are keeping tabs on Iheanacho with a view to a potential transfer in the summer transfer window.

The Nigeria national teamer will occupy a homegrown player slot on Aston Villa’s Premier League roster for the 2024-2025 campaign if the deal goes through, having spent his formative years at Manchester City before turning 21.

Iheanacho is a seasoned campaigner in the Premier League, as he is four games away from reaching a milestone of 200 games in the English top-flight.

His statistics in the Premier League are descent – registering 67 goal involvements (42 goals, 25 assists).

 

Iheanacho was tipped for big things after winning the Golden Ball award at the 2013 Fifa U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

 

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