Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City takes a shot at goal

By Will Butcher

Newcastle fans have urged their club on Twitter to enter the reported race to sign Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho this summer.

The Sun claim Everton are keen on the Nigeria international, while London Evening Standard has reported that West Ham and Borussia Dortmund are also eyeing the 20-year-old.

Iheanacho is known for his lightning pace that allows him to burst past defenders as well as his ability to find the back of the net, developing a reputation as a proven Premier League poacher.

This season, Man City’s number 72 has scored seven goals in 28 league and cup appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side, including strikes against Man United, Borussia Monchengladbach and Celtic.

Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter in an attempt to persuade their club to sign the young striker, as Rafa Benitez is continually linked with a number of players after gaining promotion back to England’s top flight.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/JDB92_/status/864080329782505478

https://twitter.com/GenericFootyFan/status/863764372606382082

https://twitter.com/CompleteNUFC/status/863695376662114304

Iheanacho has fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad, and is now below South American duo Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in Pep Guardiola’s plans.

The Toon currently have Dwight Gayle, Aleksander Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy to choose from to lead their attack, but Iheanacho could be brought in as another options this summer.

In other Newcastle transfer news, this midfielder is surprisingly drawing interest from other Premier League sides after a disappointing season. 

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