Kelechi Iheanacho: Aspiring Besiktas president Nur Cebi promises to sign Nigerian striker

Kelechi Iheanacho: Aspiring Besiktas president Nur Cebi promises to sign Nigerian striker

- Kelechi Iheanacho's dwindling career may be revived in the January transfer window

- Aspiring Besiktas president Ahmet Nur Cebi has promised to bring the Nigerian striker to the Istanbul club

- The 23-year-old is yet to make a Premier League appearance under Brendan Rodgers this season

Kelechi Iheanacho has become a January target for Turkish champions Besiktas if only aspiring club president, Ahmet Nur Cebi wins election.

According to a Turkish news media outlet Fotospor, a close ally to the aspirant Erdal Torunogullari, has revealed he has spoken to Iheanacho’s representative regarding the move.

And it is understood that the Super Eagles striker could be sealing an 18-month loan deal if negotiations pull through.

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Iheanacho is yet to make an appearance for Leicester City in the Premier League this season under Brendan Rodgers.

He only managed to feature for the Foxes against Luton Town in the third round of the League Cup in the 2019-20 campaign

And he could only manage 16 appearances from 84 matches since joining the King Power outfit from Manchester City in 2017.

This resulted into the 23-year-old missing out in Gernot Rohr’s 23-man’s squad to AFCON 2019 in the past summer.

Iheanacho also missed Nigeria’s recent friendlies against Ukraine and Brazil as the likes of Victor Osimhen, Bonaventure Dennis and Peter Olayinka were preferred.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Brazil vs Nigeria ended in a 1-1 draw but Kelechi Iheanacho was not part of the 23-man squad invited by Gernot Rohr for the friendly.

The Leicester City striker has been frozen out of the national team after failing to pin-down a place in Brendan Rodgers' side.

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Source: Sports Brief News