Manchester City fans call for them to activate £50m buy-back clause in Kelechi Iheanacho’s contract after Leicester star scored AGAIN to take his tally to 14 goals in 14 games… but it’s bad news for Pep Guardiola and Co because the option expired last year!
- Kelechi Iheanacho is in sparkling form and has scored 14 goals in 14 matches
- He netted against Palace on Monday and City fans called for club to re-sign him
- But while fans want him back in Manchester, they may struggle to get him
- Sportsmail can confirm £50m buy-back clause with Leicester expired last year
Manchester City fans have taken to social media to beg the club to re-sign Kelechi Iheanacho after the Leicester striker scored his 14th goal in 14 matches… but his £50million buy-back option expired last summer.
Iheanacho was a bit-part player at City until his move to the Foxes in 2017, stuck behind Sergio Aguero in the pecking order and regularly coming on as a substitute late in the game.
When he headed for Leicester, City included a £50m buy-back clause, and following his recent incredible form fans of Pep Guardiola’s men have urged the club to make use of it, with Aguero set to leave at the end of the season.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored again on Monday night to take his tally to 14 goals in 14 matches
Fans joked on social media about Man City bringing him back with their £50m buy-back clause
But while fans asked for him back, Sportsmail can confirm the buy-back clause has expired
But Sportsmail can confirm that it is bad news for City fans, after Iheanacho’s buy-back option expired last summer – just before his superb form of this season began.
The Nigeria international scored a stunner against Crystal Palace on Monday night to help Leicester move one step closer to next season’s Champions League, securing his side a 2-1 victory late on.
Iheanacho now has 14 goals in his last 14 matches, and is on a run of five in his last four.
Taking to social media after the 24-year-old’s latest impressive display, one fan wrote: ‘I really hope we activate that buy back clause on Iheanacho,’ while another tweeted similar to the club.
Iheanacho rifles the ball past Palace’s Vicente Guaita to win the game for Leicester late on
City fans may be disappointed to hear that their dreams of a buy-back won’t happen
Another City fan tweeted a picture of City legend Vincent Kompany and boss Guardiola celebrating, alongside the caption: ‘When City realises they have a buy back clause in Kelechi Iheanacho’s deal.’
Instead, though, it looks unlikely that Leicester will part ways with Iheanacho unless a very big transfer fee is offered in the summer.
Regardless, the Foxes will be keen to keep hold of one of their biggest stars, after watching him replace Jamie Vardy as their main goalscorer.
Pep Guardiola used Iheanacho sparingly at City but now he is flying at the King Power
Brendan Rodgers will be desperate to keep his new star man as Leicester head for the top four
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