Published On: Fri, Aug 4th, 2017

Iheanacho joins Leicester City from Man City

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Leicester have completed the signing of striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City for £25million on a five-year contract.

City have inserted a buy-back clause of £50m for the 20-year-old, who could make his Foxes bow at home in their friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday.

Nigeria international Iheanacho, who will wear No 8, said: ‘It feels good and I’m happy to be part of this team.

‘I know the ambition of the team and speaking with the manager, he let me know what I need to do – to help the team achieve what they want. I was convinced and I’m happy to be here.

‘I was happy speaking with the manager, knowing what the team wants. It gives me more confidence that I will fit in this team and hopefully I’ll achieve a lot.’

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare backed Iheanacho, who scored 12 Premier League goals in 46 City appearances, to push on from his promising displays in Manchester and become one of the division’s most dangerous marksmen.

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