Turkish football powerhouse Fenerbahce SK has thrown its hat into the ring in pursuit of Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho according to Soccernet.NG.
The Nigerian is currently a pivotal force in Leicester City’s promotion push. With five goals in 16 Championship games, Iheanacho stands as Leicester City’s joint-leading scorer, prompting interest from Premier League club Everton earlier. However, Everton’s recent points deduction due to financial irregularities may pave the way for Fenerbahce to seize the opportunity.
Iheanacho’s contract with Leicester is set to expire at the end of the season, and the 27-year-old is yet to finalize a new deal with the Foxes. This uncertainty has become the catalyst for Fenerbahce’s pursuit, as reported by Soccernet.Ng.
While Iheanacho’s market value is estimated by Transfermarkt at around €18 million, Fenerbahce may secure a more favorable deal due to the striker’s expiring contract. However, the challenge remains in convincing Leicester, a club determined to secure a return to the Premier League, to part ways with their influential forward.
The Turkish giants are gearing up for negotiations with Fenerbahce reportedly ready to employ a secret strategy to secure Iheanacho’s services in the January transfer window. As the race for the Nigerian striker heats up, the football world awaits to see if Fenerbahce can outmaneuver Everton and other potential suitors vying for Iheanacho’s signature.