Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho who scored Nigeria’s lone goal in their 1-1 draw against Corsica has departed the camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in France for London, where he is scheduled to have a medical with West Ham United.
” He left camp this morning with the permission of the coach. He is heading to London, so he won’t be part of our travelling party to Paris. Although we expect him to return before the game against Togo on the 1st of June “, a camp source told Owngoalnigeria.com.
Iheanacho will team up with West Ham on a permanent deal, with Manchester City having the option of buying him back after two years according to reports gathered byOwngoalnigeria.com editorial team.
The 20 year old lost his spot at Manchester City following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus, who pushed him further down the pecking order leading to the forward missing out on some of the matchday squad of manager Pep Guardiola. .
His move is expected to cost the Hammers £24m, a fee which will make him the most expensive Nigerian player beating the record set by Odion Ighalo when he moved to Chinese side Chanchung Yatai from Watford for £20m.