Kelechi Iheanacho is now the third most expensive African footballer ever, following his £25million move from Manchester City to Leicester City.
An official announcement of the transfer is being awaited, after the Super Eagles forward completed his medicals with the Foxes on Tuesday .
Mohammed Salah is the costliest player from the continent, after he signed for Liverpool from Roma in a deal that could reach £40million.
Last year, the Reds made Senegal international, Sadio Mane, the most expensive African football star, after the forward completed a £34million ($45.5million) transfer from Southampton.
Manchester City paid £28million ($37.5 million) to Swansea City for Wilfried Bony in 2015, while Emmanuel Adebayor’s move from Arsenal to Manchester City in 2009 cost the Etihad side £25million ($33.4million)