Kelechi Iheanacho: Wolves and West Ham Battle to Sign Clubless Super Eagles Star

Kelechi Iheanacho: Wolves and West Ham Battle to Sign Clubless Super Eagles Star

Chukwu Ikechukwu
July 5, 2024 at 9:46 AM
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  • Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United are battling for the signature of free agent Kelechi Iheanacho
  • The Super Eagles forward is searching for a new club this summer after he was released by Leicester City last month
  • Iheanacho spent seven seasons with Leicester City and scored 35 goals in 173 league appearances for the Foxes

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Kelechi Iheanacho is wanted in the English Premier League despite being released by Leicester City this summer after seven years with the Foxes.

The 27-year-old is causing a tug-of-war amongst two EPL clubs as they seek to bring the Super Eagles forward back to English’s top flight this summer.

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Kelechi Iheanacho is in search of a new club after leaving Leicester City this summer following the expiration of his contract. Photo by Warren Little.
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According to Complete Sports, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United are going neck-to-neck for the signature of Iheanacho, who will join as a free agent.

The former Manchester City youngster is reportedly keen to remain in England, and Aston Villa and Crystal Palace have also been linked with the striker.

Iheanacjo, who has spent close to a decade in England and played a crucial role in Leicester City’s promotion back to the Premier League, also has offers from Turkey, Spain, and Saudi Arabia.

Nottingham Forest enter Iheanacho race

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest are the latest English Premier League club to register their interest in signing just-departed Leicester City forward Iheanacho in the summer transfer window, Football Insider reports.

Forest are in the market for a striker this summer and have identified the Super Eagles forward as a key target to help the team reach their goals for the 2024/25 season.

Iheanacho is available on a free transfer this summer after he departed the King Power Stadium at the end of June after seven years with the club.

Iheanacho sparks Aston Villa transfer speculation

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Iheanacho’s actions have fuelled speculation about a potential move to Villa Park following rumours of a possible exit earlier in the year.

The former Leicester City forward liked a post on X from Aston Villa celebrating Ollie Watkins, the club's player of the season.

Iheanacho’s contract with the Foxes expires in June, and reports suggest that Villa, who have secured a coveted UEFA Champions League spot for the upcoming season, are among the top clubs interested in securing the Nigerian forward’s services.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..