Nigerian striker targeted by big Turkish club

Nigerian striker targeted by big Turkish club
Kelechi Iheanacho

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Oct 17, 2019. 14:00

Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho is a January loan target for Turkish club Besiktas as his form and fortunes continues to wain in the English Premier League.

The 23-year-old moved to Leicester City from Manchester City two years ago for around 25-million pounds but has struggled to make an impact while Jamie Vardy leads the line in Brendan Rodgers’ side.

He is now set to switch to Turkey when the next transfer window opens on January 1, reported on Thursday said.

Iheanacho has also lost his place in the Super Eagles’ squad. He was left out for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt in mid-year and also last week’s friendly against Brazil in Singapore but did sit on the bench in September when Nigeria played in the Ukraine. But he has not played for his country since last November.

This season Iheanacho has only played for Leicester as a substitute in the League Cup but made no Premier League appearances.

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