MANCHESTER City fans have asked the club to exercise its buy-back option with Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho at the end of the season as he is a perfect replacement for departing targetman Sergio Aguero.
Iheanacho, 24, was bought from Manchester City by Leicester City in the summer of 2017 for £25m but the purchase included a £50m buy-back clause. This season, Iheanacho has been a revelation, scoring nine goals in his last six games, including getting his first hat trick in a 5-0 victory over Sheffield United on March 14.
With Argentine striker Aguero set to leave at the end of the season, Manchester City fans want the club to return for Iheanacho. Manchester City, who have more or less won the English Premier League need to buy a big name striker as their fans do not see Gabriel Jesus as the long-term replacement for Aguero, although he has impressed at times this season.
Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Haaland as a potential replacement, as is Tottenham Hotspurs striker Harry Kane. Iheanacho has taken his goal tally to 10 in 27 games for Leicester this season, in which he has only started 14 times and completed 90 minutes on just five occasions.
Some Manchester City supporters have suggested that the club even enter into a swap deal with Leicester, offering them Jesus for Iheanacho. In an attempt to fend off any approach, however, Leicester City have offered Iheanacho a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2024.