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Bilic was right on Foxes flop


Filed: Monday, 8th January 2018
By: Staff Writer


Slaven Bilic bore the brunt of heavy criticism during the summer for rejecting the opportunity to sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Co-owner David Sullivan was reported to have arranged a deal to buy the 21-year-old from Manchester City during the summer for a fee in the region of 25million. However the move collapsed after Bilic insisted that the player would be a poor fit for West Ham.

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At the time, Bilic was panned by many supporters for spurning the opportunity to sign the young goalscorer.

However hindsight suggests that the Croat may have been right after all, with the news that Leicester - Iheanacho's current club - are ready to offload him less than six months after striking the same 25million deal with Manchester City.

Since joining the Foxes, the Nigerian international has made just two Premier League starts and was introduced as a late substitute during the weekend's FA Cup 3rd round draw with Fleetwood Town.

And new Leicester boss Claude Puel is understood to have indicated that Iheanacho - who has scored just one goal for Leicester since moving from Manchester - can leave on a permanent basis should he be able to find a new club.

The biggest obstacle standing in the way of a speedy move however is the player's 115,000 weekly wage, agreed when he signed a five-year contract prior to the start of the current season.





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