Any club interested in the acquisition of Manchester City talent Kelechi Iheanacho will have to cough up £20 m (approximately N7.68b) before they can land his signature.
Soccerex recently rated the Nigerian striker as the ninth most valuable U21 player in the world , valuing him in the region of 17 million pounds, while he is valued at five million euros by the experts at Transfermarkt, but these two figures cannot meet his asking price.
“When Kelechi Iheanacho signed a contract with Manchester City, there was no release clause inserted into the deal because City saw him as a “minor” and didn’t know his true value, “ a top source said.
“But when he started playing and contract negotiations started, Man City wanted to embed 20 million pounds into the new contract.
“Manchester City have no plans to sell Iheanacho for now, so the amount is only symbolic.
“ In the 2015-2016 season, Bournemouth, Sunderland and West Ham had approached the Citizens regarding the signing of Kelechi Iheanacho on loan but the Etihad outfit refused to do business.
The 19-year-old is tied to Manchester City until June 30, 2019.