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Dodged Bullet: Tottenham and Kelechi Iheanacho

Dodged Bullet: Tottenham and Kelechi Iheanacho

Tottenham Hotspur may be looking for a new striker in the summer to provide Harry Kane with some much-needed competition.

The likes of Vincent Janssen have not quite lived up to the expectations many would have had when he arrived at the club, whilst Fernando Llorente’s future will still be in the air, despite the contributions he has made when needed and his desire to sign a new deal.

The Spaniard’s contract is up in the summer and he hardly fits the model that Mauricio Pochettino is trying to implement at Spurs when it comes to players of a certain age.

Finding a back-up striker for Kane has been on their wishlist for a while, with a number of names having been linked with the club over the years, however, those at the New White Hart Lane Stadium might be happy one potential transfer deal did not happen.

According to a report by The Sun back in the summer of 2017, Tottenham allegedly wanted Kelechi Iheanacho as part of the deal to allow Kyle Walker to join Manchester City.


Obviously, the latter of the duo completed his move, however, the Nigerian joined the then-Premier League champions Leicester City.

And, going based on what he has managed to achieve since that £25million move to the King Power Stadium, Pochettino, Daniel Levy and Tottenham fans, in general, must be breathing a huge sigh of relief that they did not acquire him.

A player who appeared to have plenty of potential, and may still be able to become the player many will have felt he could have become as time is still on his side, things clearly have not worked out for him.

To say Iheanacho has struggled with Leicester would have to be considered an understatement, as the forward has not been as prolific as he showed he can be during his time at Manchester City.

In his first season with the Foxes, the 22-year-old netted just three goals in his 21 Premier League appearances, whilst this year has been considerably worse. He has returned just one in his 27 top-flight matches so far.

Whether things would have been different for him under Pochettino is difficult to know, but looking at how things have turned out for him, Tottenham may have truly dodged a bullet on this one.

Tottenham fans, do you think Iheanacho would have worked at Spurs? Or do you think he could have been a costly mistake? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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