Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hoffenheim given permission to open talks with Kelechi Iheanacho

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho took the Premier League stage by storm last season under Manuel Pellegrini, but has seen his playing time under Pep Guardiola severely limited.

The 20-year-old Nigeria striker scored 14 goals in all competitions last term, whereas he only bagged 7 goals this term as he fell down the pecking order at Etihad.

Kelechi Iheanacho does not feature in Guardiola’s long-term future at Manchester City and his status at club has been widely debated over the last couple of months.

The Sun has previously claimed that Nigeria international could be used as a bargaining chip in City’s efforts to land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but the latest reports coming from his homeland claim that Bundesliga side Hoffenheim have been given permission to open talks with the 20-year-old forward.

Hoffenheim sporting director Alexander Rosen is bound to have a meeting with Iheanacho and his representatives this month in order to present his plans to the Man City forward.

Manchester City, however, are unwilling to let their forward leave on permanent basis and are holding out for a loan deal or an outright sale with a buy back clause included in any possible deal.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines – most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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