Report: Spurs consider ambitious move for Kelechi Iheanacho, extension talks imminent

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly pursuing Manchester City teenager Kelechi Iheanacho.

According to The Sun, Tottenham have been alerted to Kelechi Iheanacho's contract situation at Manchester City, with the Blues keen to keep him at the Etihad Stadium.

Spurs have their own crop of up-and-coming young talent in the form of Josh Onomah, Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Nathan Oduwa, but adding more young talent could be appealing to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Sun report that Spurs are one of a number of clubs from England and abroad that are considering moves to sign Manchester City wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Nigerian teenager has recently been involved in the City first team, and scored his first Premier League goal in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace earlier this month.

18-year-old Iheanacho will be featuring behind Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony in City's striking options, but he is tipped to have a bright future ahead of him at the Etihad Stadium.

Now though, The Sun report that City are set to open contract talks with Iheanacho imminently, in a bid to fend off interest from other clubs, including Spurs.

It would be an ambitious move from Spurs if they tried to prise Iheanacho away from their Premier League rivals, considering how highly-rated he is in the blue half of Manchester, but the lure of more first-team football could at least make Iheanacho consider a move to White Hart Lane.

It's now City's intention to extend Iheanacho's contract, which expires in 2018, to make sure that he doesn't even have the chance to consider leaving - and based on his early displays this season, that should be a priority for Manuel Pellegrini's side.

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