Saudi Pro League clubs have been on a hot chase for big professional football players to make their league emerge as one of the best leagues in the future to come
The talented forward of Leicester City and the Nigerian national team, Kelechi Iheanacho, is reportedly attracting interest from the Saudi Pro League, Soccernet.ng reports.
Following Leicester City’s relegation to the second tier of the English Premier League, Iheanacho has been linked with a potential departure from the King Power Stadium.
Despite falling out of favour in Brendan Rodgers’ starting line-up, the Nigerian star has emerged as one of the team’s standout performers, playing a crucial role in their fight for Premier League survival.
Speculation has arisen from Nigerian media outlets suggesting that Iheanacho is being targeted for a move to join fellow countrymen Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis at Nottingham Forest.
However, with Nottingham Forest being slow in making transfer decisions, Everton and Besiktas JK have reportedly entered the race to secure the signature of the Nigerian star.
In an intriguing twist, SkySport Germany’s transfer expert, Florian Plettenberg, has revealed that several Saudi Arabian clubs have submitted substantial offers to acquire the services of the former U-17 Golden Boy.
❗️NEWS Kelechi #Iheanacho: Been told he’s on the list of many clubs from Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦! Big offers are on the table.
➡️ The 26 y/o striker from @LCFC has not yet taken a decision.
Five top clubs from the Premier League are also interested and inquired about him. Open race… pic.twitter.com/4b8I4SBeGX
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 7, 2023
Although Iheanacho has yet to comment on the transfer or his club, as Plettenberg reported. But, his absence from training sessions in the East Midlands has raised eyebrows.
The future of the talented Nigerian forward remains uncertain as potential suitors line up to secure his services, leaving fans eagerly awaiting further developments in this ongoing transfer saga.