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Leicester usurp West Ham as favourites to buy Man City striker

| 22.06.2017

A month is a long time in football. At this point in May, West Ham United were firm favourites to sign Kelechi Iheanacho at 11/10. But the emergence of Leicester City and Everton has seriously shaken up the betting…with the Foxes now leading the race.

It’s currently 5/2 for the Nigerian to make the King Power Stadium his next port of call – and with Leicester’s Premier League goal tally last term 20 below their title-winning campaign, it’s fair to say Craig Shakespeare is right to target firepower.

Right now, a move would certainly seem to make sense for the 20-year-old. Despite a bright beginning to the season – scoring six goals before the end of 2016 – he’s been granted just one Premier League start in this calendar year.

With a long list of summer transfer targets of their own, Citizens boss Pep Guardiola would likely be very grateful for the £25m the Foxes are reportedly willing to splash on Iheanacho.

However, the Hammers are still in the running, with 7/2 on offer for the player to head to East London. Everton follow at 5/1, though that price could soon be cut if Romelu Lukaku completes his likely exit from Goodison Park before the window closes.

Next in the betting are Stoke City (7/1), Swansea City (8/1) and West Bromwich Albion (9/1), with Man City’s fierce rivals Manchester United rounding out the market at 12s.

Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati said: “It’s clear Pep Guardiola is using this transfer window to shift deadwood, and the latest odds suggest a whole host of Premier League outfits are looking to capitalise.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Kelechi Iheanacho – Next Club

Leicester City – 5/2

West Ham – 7/2

Everton – 5/1

Stoke – 7/1

Swansea – 8/1

West Brom – 9/1

Manchester United – 12/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.