Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare is hopeful a deal to bring Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City to the club can be completed soon, AOIFootball.com reports.
Finalization of the deal was reportedly being held up by contractual issues, including the possibility of a buy-back clause and a dispute over Iheanacho’s image rights.
With two weeks remaining until the Premier League season gets underway, Shakespeare admitted there was a deal of frustration, not just in getting an Iheanacho deal over the line but with the transfer market in general.
Speaking to Sky Sports News after their 0-0 draw with MK Dons on Friday night, Shakespeare said of signing Iheanacho: “I’m hoping so, but I am like every other manager at the moment. I think we all find it frustrating but it is the current market.
“You saw with the Harry Maguire one, we got that done quick – when he is in the door we can announce it.
“At the moment, of course, we are interested in players as most of the Premier League is, but you can see that clubs won’t really talk about it until they are over the line.”
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