Newcastle United fans react to Kelechi Iheanacho move

Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City controls the ball during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Newcastle United fans on Twitter are jealous over Leicester City's signing of the young striker.

Kelechi Iheanacho joined Leicester City in a £25 million deal on Thursday, according to The Guardian.

The former Manchester City hitman was linked with a number of Premier League clubs but Leicester have won the race for his signature.

Newcastle United certainly need a centre-forward but it does not appear as if manager Rafael Benitez was involved in pursuing the Nigeria international.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City controls the ball during the Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park on January 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

With the new Premier League season just around the corner, Newcastle have only Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic as striking options.

And fans of the North-East club on Twitter would have loved to see the Magpies go in for Iheanacho, who scored four league goals in five starts under Pep Guardiola last season.

Fortunately for Newcastle, there is still over three weeks left in which to sign a striker -  and Benitez needs one.

With this being their first season back in the Premier League, their season could well hinge on whether the Spaniard recruits a prolific goalscorer.

Mitrovic and Gayle are talented, but neither are going to get anywhere near 20 goals per season and that should be the aim for Benitez.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez celebrates  after winning the Sky Bet Championship Title after the match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St James' Park on May 7, 2017 in...

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