Uche Ikpeazu trialled with Norwich in July 2016 playing for their development squad in a 4-0 win over Dereham Town in the Norfolk Invitation Cup on 15th July 2016. He scored the opening goal.
A former Reading Academy player who was laoned to Didcot Town in 2011, Uche joined Watford in 2013. He spent three years with the club without making a first team appearance, and instead played on loan at Crewe Alexandra (23 appearances, 6 goals in 2014 / 2014-15), Doncaster Rovers (7 appearances in 2015), Port Vale (21 appearances, 5 goals), and Blackpool (12 appearances
He was released by Watford at the end of the 2015/16 season.
On 24th August 2016, he signed a short term contract with Cambridge United. "After having loans at a number of northern clubs, it's good to be at Cambridge United which is closer to home," said London-born Ikpeazu.
Uche signed a pre-contract for Scottish side Hearts on 18th April ahead of the end of his Cambridge contract. He has scored 22 goals in 78 appearances for United. He signed a two year contract with Hearts.