Reported Manchester United target Kelechi Iheanacho will travel to England to finalise a move to an unnamed club according to Nigeria manager Stephen Keshi.
Iheanacho, golden ball and silver boot winner as Nigeria ran away with the recent u17 World Cup, has been on the radar of a number of clubs including United, rivals Man City and league leaders Arsenal.
Speaking from Nigeria’s training camp ahead of next year’s in South Africa, eshi said:Championship of African Nations
“Initially a young man came declaring that he was the agent of Iheanacho, but I declined to deal with him until I heard from the family because the boy is still a minor.
“It was soon after my rejection that I got a call from his father who told me that they have got a travelling visa to the United Kingdom and that I should oblige him with his son’s release.
“I did and told the young man to go and do the nation proud at whichever club he finally chooses to settle down with.”
Whilst Keshi didn’t reveal what club Iheanacho was flying to England to meet, a number of press outlets believe it is Man City. But Nigerian paper Vanguard have been quoted as saying that the 17 year old favoured a move to Manchester United, so David Moyes’ side have the upperhand if their interest is concrete.