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Kelechi Iheanacho in talks for Aston Villa move

Per recent reports, Nigeria Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho is on the brink of a move to Aston Villa. SportsRation reports.

Aston Villa, eyeing a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League, have shown interest in the Nigerian international, whose contract with Leicester City expires in June.

Iheanacho has rejected a new deal with Leicester City and is poised to depart after seven years with the club he joined as a teenager from Manchester City.

Aston Villa sees an opportunity in signing the 27-year-old forward on a free transfer, considering his imminent contract expiration. Despite competition from Crystal Palace and Everton, Villa appears determined to secure his signature.

Iheanacho’s record at Leicester includes five goals in ten starts in the EFL Championships. His desire for a fresh challenge aligns with Villa’s interest, with the club’s President of Football Operations, Monchi, reportedly engaging in talks with Iheanacho’s representatives.

Villa’s squad, boasting talents like Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey, Moussa Diaby, and Emiliano Martinez, offers an appealing prospect for Iheanacho. However, he may have to contend with limited playing time due to Ollie Watkins’ form as Villa’s lead striker, with 19 goals and 12 assists in the English Premier League this season.

Iheanacho’s decision hinges on whether he prioritizes playing time or a chance to feature in European competitions with Aston Villa.

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