With one year left in the contract of Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, Crystal Palace are keen on signing the forward
WHAT’S HAPPENING? Crystal Palace scored just one goal in their season opener against newly-promoted Sheffield United, despite a plethora of scoring opportunities. Unfortunately, they couldn’t find the net in their recent match against Arsenal, resulting in a 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park this past Monday.
However, the feasibility of signing Kelechi Iheanacho hinges on the potential sale of Jean-Philippe Mateta to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
Mateta has attracted interest from several German clubs, including Borussia Dortmund, due to his role as a backup player behind Odsonne Edouard.
In order to finance moves a player like Iheanacho, who has also caught Eagles attention, the club would need to generate funds by parting ways with the French striker.
Iheanacho holds a pivotal role in Leicester’s ambitions to make a swift return to the Premier League. However, as his contract approaches its expiration next summer, Leicester City is aware that a cut-price deal in this transfer window might be necessary to prevent losing him on a free transfer.
The Nigerian is eager to make an exit from the King Power Stadium, primarily due to his reluctance to compete in the English Championship.
Crystal Palace, in turn, views him as a prospective replacement for Jean-Philippe Mateta, whose departure from the club seems increasingly likely this summer.