Kelechi Iheanacho could swap jersey number this season following the availability of numbers he would prefer to his current number 72.
His current shirt number isn’t befitting of a first team player as it is usually reserved for players in the reserve team but after having his breakthrough last season an upgrade to a single digit squad number is a possibility considering the availability of several number he would like.
Iheanacho in an unofficial chat with a contact of Owngoalnigeria.com confirmed he is looking at several vacant numbers in the squad but if given the opportunity to pick a number he would like the vacant jersey number 9.
“I am open to the idea of switching numbers this season but not so sure yet, I seriously would love to have the number 9 jersey but it’s not up to me, it’s a decision that has to be taken by the coach” He told a contact of Owngoalnigeria.com
Highly rated and celebrated as one of the top teens in the English Premier League his wish to swap to jersey number 9 might not be possible as it is the favourite shirt number of Celta Vigo forward Nolito who has reportedly agreed terms to join Man City before the end of the summer transfer window.