Southampton fans have pleaded with the club’s hierarchy to go all out for Kelechi Iheanacho rather than Theo Walcott.
Both players are facing uncertain futures at Leicester City and Arsenal respectively.
While the Englishman who began his career at the St Mary’s is the board’s preferred choice, the faithful think otherwise.
Iheanacho was signed by the Foxes in a £25m deal from Manchester City during the summer, but he has struggled to make an impact at the King Power Stadium with just one goal in 13 appearances in all competitions – the majority of which have come from the substitutes’ bench.
The centre-forward, who reportedly earns £115,000-a-week at the East Midlands outfit, wasn’t even handed a rare start when Claude Puel’s men faced League One side Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup on Saturday, and the club could be forced to take a loss on him if he is sold.
Southampton fans were quick to have their say on the Nigerian via social media.
wanted him in the summer, if we’re going to spend £20m on someone I’d rather it was him than Walcott.
— Stuart Miller (@SaintStu19) January 9, 2018
Scored goals for fun at city
— Nick & Alex Gregory (@SaintsTravel) January 9, 2018
To be honest I thought he was one that got away during the summer, would of loved us in for him then. Right now though I got no idea what will sort us out!!
— Matt Hookway (@MattHookway) January 9, 2018
Just putting it out there but would anyone take a chance on iheanacho? #SaintsFC
— Aaron Davis (@NervousPilchard) January 8, 2018
Despite his falling at #lcfc, I’d have kelechi iheanacho here at #saintsfc.
— Andrew (@andrewh2k17) January 8, 2018
#saintsfc would def take Iheanacho this window, just the sort of player we need
— simon thorpe (@dankiz1) January 9, 2018
I really thought Puel would up Iheanacho game time like has done with Gray. Leicester are willing to listen to offers! Saints have the foundation to nurture this guys talent. We should be interested for sure! #saintsfc
— ashley (@ashwallace24) January 9, 2018