The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern had high hopes for Kelechi Iheanacho, but the Nigerian has fallen off the map somewhat this season…
The arrival of Gabriel Jesus has really put the forward down the pecking order at the Etihad, and given how much the Citizens are likely to spend this summer, extra depth could be coming over the next few months too. As a result, the striker could see his game time reduce significantly, and so talk of a departure was always going to come up.
The likes of West Ham and Everton are said to be keen on him, but according to the Daily Mail, a deal will only come to pass if the Hammers agree to one major condition. The Daily Mail are reporting that Man City are insistent on ensuring that a buy-back clause is included in any deal to sell the forward.
This certainly makes sense from Man City’s perspective, with the striker impressing when given an opportunity throughout his tenure at the Etihad. Indeed, he has merely been a victim of consequence over the last year or so, with the fine form of both Jesus and Sergio Aguero really limiting his game time.
In truth, our landlord thinks that some time away from the club will really benefit him, and West Ham could stand to be the real benefactors in this deal. Of course, though, if he develops as most fans expect him to, Man City would certainly be wise to consider getting him back to the Etihad, in which case a buy-back clause will be important.
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