West Ham pulled out of a deal to sign Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City, after Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez became available.
Hammers boss, Slaven Bilic, abandoned his chase of the Super Eagles forward, after learning that Chicharito had a release clause in his Bayer Leverkusen deal.
The figure involved, also meant the Mexico international will cost less. Bilic also considered that the former Manchester United man has more Premier League experience.
Iheanacho is now set to sign for another English side, Leicester City
Leicester’s vice-chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, has confirmed the deal for the Super Eagles forward is almost done, in an interview with BBC Leicester Radio.
“A fee has been agreed, only the medical to go, and it could be as early as Friday,” he said.