According to reports in the Daily Telegraph, Manchester City want a buy-back clause inserted into any deal for West Ham United target Kelechi Iheanacho that could be worth £35m to the buying club.
The Irons are keen to bring the 20-year-old to the London Stadium this summer as Slaven Bilic looks to strengthen his attacking options and bring the average age of his squad down, but while City are willing to sell him for £25m, they want to be able to bring the player back to the Etihad for £35m if he impresses, guaranteeing a profit of £10m.
Iheanacho has scored 21 goals in 64 appearances in all competitions for City despite the majority of those outings coming from the substitutes’ bench, and the Hammers could face competition from Leicester City for the Nigeria international’s signature.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the latest update via social media, and they believe the proposed deal is a “no-brainer” and that the club simply have to get the deal done.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@davidgold just do it, that's 35 million if they want him back.
— 🇬🇧⚒Jay Bedell⚒🇬🇧 (@JayBedell) June 23, 2017
Honestly couldn't care less about the buy back clause just get the deal done ASAP
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) June 23, 2017
Seems reasonable. Why wait? Make the deal!@DaveSulley
— Chris Helwig (@chelwig54) June 23, 2017
Not sure why people are turning their noses up at 10m profit on Iheanacho – how many players recently have we made that kind of money on?
— C.C. Baxter (@ImAPatientMan) June 23, 2017
Get it done, worry about losing him years later
— Lee Sifford ⚒ (@lee_sifford) June 23, 2017
Take it it's a good deal.
— Colin (@satellitepro68) June 23, 2017
It would seem an absolute no brainer then. If he performs well we get 2 great years, become a bigger draw & make a profit @davidgold
— dean hodges (@ludowhufc) June 23, 2017