Manchester City miss out on a golden chance to sign in-form striker

Kelechi Iheanacho was a Manchester City player before completing the move to Leicester City three years back. The 24-year-old has set the stage on fire this season with his goal-scoring ability.

With Sergio Aguero set to walk out as a free agent at the end of this season, the 32-year-old will be leaving a huge void to be filled in the XI. The Argentine will go down as a club legend and the Cityzens will have a hard time finding a player capable of filling in the shoes of the 32-year-old.

As per Leicester Mercury, it is understood that City had inserted a buy-back clause in the deal when the sale of Iheanacho was completed. The Sky Blues would have to pay €50 million to buy back the Nigerian.

The time has passed for City to make their move for the 24-year-old though. The buy-back clause that was inserted in the deal is understood to have expired last summer. Therefore, the former Premier League champions would have to offer a lot more to the Foxes if they have any intentions of securing the signature of Iheanacho.

It was only recently that Pep Guardiola revealed that the Cityzens would not look to spend £150 million on a single player but would look to make multiple investments if need be.

Iheanacho is certainly an attractive option when it comes to securing a new striker for the next season but it is highly unlikely that the Foxes would want to part ways with Iheanacho, who has managed to find the net 13 times from 28 outings this season.

When asked about the form of Iheanacho, Pep Guardiola said that he was very happy for the 24-year-old, given the way things are going for him lately.

“He is a fantastic person, we had a good relationship, and I’m delighted it’s going well lately.

He links really well with the midfield and he’s good in behind. He’s fast and in the final third he has the right tempo, he is so clear in front of the goal.”

Source: Leicester Mercury

Manchester City though, continue to be linked with Erling Haaland and only time will tell if the Norweigan striker will leave Borussia Dortmund this season.