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Leicester City completes the signing of Kelechi Iheanacho |Becomes Nigeria’s Most Expensive Player ever

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Leicester City have announced the signing of Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City today.

The 20-year old forward signed a five-year deal at the King Power Stadium for a fee reported to be €28 million, which makes him surpass Odion Ighalo‘s 7-month record as Nigeria’s most expensive player of all time.

Before Ighalo had the honour of being the most expensive Nigerian player, it was previously held by ex-Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel for eleven years after the Blues splashed out €20m to secure his services from Lyn Oslo.

The third and fourth most expensive transfers involving Nigerian players were completed in the last thirteen months by Leicester City who signed Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi for €19.5 million and €17.6 million respectively.

Taribo West still holds the record for the costliest Nigerian defender in history spanning 20 years following his €12 million switch from Auxerre to Inter Milan in June 1997.

Current Nigerian Transfer Record (Top 21)

1) Kelechi Iheanacho – Manchester City to Leicester City – €28 million

2) Odion Ighalo – Watford to Changchun Yatai- €23.3m

3) Obi Mikel – Lyn Oslo to Chelsea – €20m

4) Ahmed Musa – CSKA to Leicester City – €19.5m

5) Wilfred Ndidi – Genk to Leicester City – €17.6m

6) Yakubu Aiyegbeni – Middlesbrough to Everton – €16.5m

7) Obafemi Martins – Inter Milan to Newcastle – €16m

8) Isaac Success – Granada to Watford – €15m

9) Emmanuel Emenike – Spartak Moscow to Fenerbahce – €13m

10) Brown Ideye – Dynamo Kiev to Westbrom – €12.63m

11) Austin Okocha – Fenerbahce to PSG – €12.4

12) Taribo West – Auxerre to Inter Milan – €12m

13) Brown Ideye – Olympiakos to Tianjin Teda – €12m

14) Victor Moses – Wigan to Chelsea – €11.5m

15) Anthony Ujah – Werder to Liaoning FC – €11.5m

16) Obafemi Martins – Newcastle to Wolfsburg – €10.5m

17) Sunday Oliseh – Ajax to Juventus – €10m

18) John Utaka – Rennes to Portsmouth – €10m

19) Peter Odemwingie- Lille to Lokomotiv Moscow – €10m

20) Finidi George – Ajax to Real Betis – €10m

21) Emmanuel Emenike – Fenerbahce to Spartak – €10m

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Premier League Title Very Open – Jose Mourinho

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Premier League Title Very Open – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has refused to thrown in the towel insisted that the Premier League title race is still very open despite the gap in points between the Red devils and Manchester City.

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku‘s got the only goal United defeated the Cherries 1-0, a positive reaction from their Sunday defeat in the hands of their bitter rivals City.

Mourinho noted his determination to close the gap on Guardiola’s men ahead of tricky league games away at West Brom and Leicester City.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the ex Real Madrid and Chelsea boss said;

“We play match after match and the next we have to try to win. We have a difficult one at West Brom and we try match after match.

“It is only over in May. If it is over now I go on holiday to Brazil or Los Angeles.”

When asked if his side had suffered a hangover from their 2-1 lose to Man City, Mourinho said:

“Fatigue, yes, but hangover – no.

“The game was a big one, and a defeat does not help in your recovery – victories help, defeats don’t.

“They were difficult opponents and difficult conditions. If we had scored the second it would have been a calm night for us.”

 

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Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Romelu Lukaku Grabs Winner

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Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Romelu Lukaku Grabs Winner

Manchester United seems to have returned to winning ways after a hard fought 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Romelu Lukaku who was widely bashed for his error that gifted city a win last Sunday scored the only goal of the night at the 25′ minute. The Belgian all time goal scorer however refused to celebrate.


Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all came way too close in the second half but it was Bournemouth who created more chances with seven shots on target; thanks to the David de Gea once again.


The victory means that Mourinho’s men are 11 points behind leaders Manchester City, who won 4-0 at Swansea.

The red devils play against West Brom on Sunday while Bournemouth hosts Liverpool in the day’s second live game.

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Swansea 0-4 Man City: Pep Guardiola’s Men makes Premier League History

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Swansea 0-4 Man City: Pep Guardiola’s Men makes Premier League History

Manchester City has taken their Premier League wins to a record 15th successive victoriesafter they defeated Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s men who had matched Arsenal’s long standing record of 14 wins in a row after their Manchester derby triumph, but has now set a new record entirely with their victory at the Liberty Stadium.

David Silva broke the deadlock in the 27′ minute before the half-hour mark, with Kevin De Bruyne doubling the lead at the 34′ minute via a curling home a free-kick. Silva found the back of the net again at the 52′ minutebefore Sergio Aguero iced up the cake at the 85′ minute.

The win means that Manchester City remains 11 points clear of Manchester United who also won their game on Wednesday evening.

Manchester City’s next game will be when they host Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening while Swansea will travel to Everton on December 18.

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