Nottingham Forest are banking on the close relationship between their No 9 Taiwo Awoniyi and Kelechi Iheanacho in the race to sign the Leicester City man.
Awoniyi and Iheanacho have been close friends since their Golden Eagles days, both players key as Nigeria clinched the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup title.
That connection has continued with the Nigeria Super Eagles as they share same room in camp.
This connection will be key as Nottingham Forest attempt to sign Iheanacho from Leicester City this summer.
According to TalkForestTV, preliminary talks about a move for Iheanacho to the City Ground, has been held already with further talks expected.
Those conversations will include communications between the two close friends as former Manchester City Iheanacho looks certain to leave Leicester City this summer.
The Foxes will be playing in the English Championship this season and so is open to the sale of key players to steady the clubs ailing finances.
If Forest are able to march Leicester City’s price, then Awoniyi will turn agent to convince Iheanacho to commit to Steve Coppers side.
Another Nigerian at the City Ground, Emmanuel Dennis is among the players who could leave Forest this summer, as the club continues to pursue multiple reinforcement this summer.