Iheanacho set to leave Man City

Manchester City and Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho is certain to be on Pep Guardiola’s summer clear out list at the Etihad Stadium with the club willing to offer the 20-year-old Nigerian for £20m.

According to Daily Mail.com Manchester City was eager to off load the player they signed in 2014 from the Taye Academy in Nigeria and who is under contract until 2021.

German Bundesliga club, Borussia Dortmund had already expressed an interest in the young forward who was tipped for the top by former City boss, Manuel Pellegrini and has scored 21 goals for City despite making only 20 starts.

Under Guardiola however, Iheanacho’s progress had been restricted by the £27million signing of young Brazilian international centre forward, Gabriel Jesus and there is an acceptance he could move on to help finance a rebuild at the club this summer.

Though there is likely to be Premier League interest in Iheanacho, Dortmund are likely to be able to offer Champions League football next season and the chance to play with star forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if he stays at the club.

Southampton and Hoffenheim had enquired about loans but it is understood City are also prepared to look at permanent transfers.

Stalwart Pablo Zabaleta has already announced he would be leaving at the end of the season and is expected to sign for West Ham while Yaya Toure, Jesus Navas, Willy Caballero, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy are all out of contract in June.

Joe Hart, Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony and Jason Denayer were all sent on loan this season and unlikely to figure in Guardiola’s future plans.

Patrick Roberts, currently on loan at Celtic, would be sent on another loan spell, this time to a Premier League club or abroad to gain wider experience.

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