Report details what could stall move for PL striker being eyed by Everton and West Ham
By Harvey Byrne
An agency dispute could stall striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s summer move away from Manchester City, according to a report.
ESPN have detailed on their website that the 20-year-old striker is involved in a lawsuit with his former representatives First Eleven Management over his image right, as he is now represented by Stellar Group.
It is claimed that the young forward asked a Pennsylvania court in December to dissolve his contract with First Eleven and all parties involved, while also seeking punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and expenses.
But, this could also stall and move for Iheanacho and ESPN have quoted a source stating that nothing can happen until the issue is resolved.
“Nothing can happen [with regards to a transfer] until this issue is resolved,” told an unnamed source to ESPN.
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Iheanacho is reportedly looking for a transfer this summer with his last start for Manchester City coming all the way back in January during a 2-1 win over Burnley.
It is detailed in the report that both Everton and West Ham are considering a move for the young prospect, but it is expected that they will now have to wait until his issues off the field are sorted.
The eight-time capped Nigeria international was once considered a bright prospect in Manchester and he has still managed to return 12 goals in 45 outings, but with the addition of Gabriel Jesus alongside Sergio Aguero he has found first team chances limited.
In other Everton transfer news, Harry Redknapp has revealed he has been told there’s a strong chance this Toffees star will leave this summer.