Manchester City FC has accepted a £24m bid for Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho from premier league side West Ham United, making the footballer the most expensive Nigerian player ever.
With the said fee of £24m that West Ham is splashing on him, Kelechi became the most expensive Nigerian player as his fee eclipsed the 20 million pounds Chanchung Yatai paid for Odion Ighalo, for his transfer from Watford during the last winter transfer window.
Iheanacho, 20, will team up with West Ham on a permanent deal, with Manchester City including a buy back clause of after two years on the deal according to reports gathered by Owngoal Nigeria.
Iheanacho lost his spot at Manchester City following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus in the January transfer windo, who pushed him further down the pecking order.
His move will officially be announced on Sunday after a medical which will take place in France, where he is on duty with the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the games against Corsica and Togo.