West Brom have joined the race to sign Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, and it’s fair to say that many fans are very much in favour of pursuing a deal the summer.
According to All Nigeria Soccer, the Baggies are the latest club to plot a swoop for the 23-year-old, and supporters on Twitter have claimed that they would “100%” be in favour of a move.
Aston Villa and Newcastle United have also been credited with an interest in the Nigeria international, but it is understood that the player would be keen to stay in the midlands as it would mean that he wouldn’t have to move house.
The hitman struck 10 goals in 26 appearances for the Foxes this season, and has a total of 21 in 177 in the Premier League for both Leicester and former club Manchester City.
The prospect of moving a to club where he would likely be the main man could appeal to a player who has generally played second fiddle to the likes of Sergio Aguero and Jamie Vardy throughout his career.
And it’s obvious that West Brom need to bolster their attacking options given how mediocre Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu, and Kenneth Zohore were at times this season.
A summer deal could, therefore, be a smart move all-round, especially considering that he has a higher shot accuracy, higher xG, and higher total action success rate than Austin this summer, according to Wyscout.
This could be a really positive move for the Baggies.
Here are some of the best reactions from excited fans on social media:
Iv been crying out for him for a while although its probably a non runner
Wonderful finisher, good in behind.
Just needs service which we should be able to provide https://t.co/v84CNBF8il
— WBA Rainbow Stand 🅙 (@TheRainbowStand) July 29, 2020
Iheanacho would be class with Pereira behind him
— james duffy (@barryd19651) July 29, 2020
Would love to have Kelechi at Albion, would be an inspired signing!
— øllie (@OllieHemming) July 29, 2020
Would take that 100%
— Liam Jones 🆙 (@liamjackjones) July 29, 2020
Sine him up albion
— Michael Farmer (@baggieboyfarmer) July 29, 2020
Would be a great signing!
— Dr. Taylor J Rottreau (@TaylorRottreau) July 29, 2020
Would take him 100%
— John (@Johnwba01) July 29, 2020
It's a good call…
Fee and wages..??
— BOBTAYLOR (@BOBTAYL01081689) July 29, 2020
In other West Brom news, the Baggies are set to bid £6.3million for this Croatia international.