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22nd May, 2017 | 12:17pm

Agent delivers emphatic response to reported Tottenham interest in £20m-valued forward

By Harvey Byrne

The agent of Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has dismissed reported Tottehnam interest in an emphatic response, claiming he won’t be sold to a direct rival.

The 20-year-old forward has been interesting a number of club’s this summer with reports emerging that he may look for a way out of Manchester due to a lack of playing time.

Premier League duo Everton and West Ham have also been heavily linked and the London Evening Standard claimed that City were ready to listen to offers of around £20million.

News outlet HITC cite Sunday’s print edition of the Sun as saying Spurs have entered the race for a player who Nigerian website Vanguard had claimed the club were monitoring in November.

However, the agent of Iheanacho has ruled out a Tottenham move, stating that City won’t sell to them.

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“It’s clear he won’t be sold to a direct title rival by Man City, so when I see the reported interest from Spurs, I know if it becomes official it will be dismissed outrightly, but Everton and West Ham we will have to wait and see,” told Iheanacho’s representative to Own Goal Nigeria.

Iheanacho was once considered Manchester City’s brightest prospect after he broke into the team in 2015, returning 14 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions.

He has since gone on to return 21 strikes in 64 encounters in total, but with the addition of Gabriel Jesus alongside Sergio Aguero he has found first team chances extremely limited under Pep Guardiola.

The young forward will now be hoping to recapture his previous form at a different club if he does move on this summer.

In other Tottenham transfer news, a reliable journalist has told that he can see this Spurs first teamer leaving in the summer.

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