Iheanacho Signs new 2-Year Contract to Keep him at Manchester City Until 2021
Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new two-year contract extension at English Premier League Club Manchester City.
Iheanacho, 19, burst onto the scene for City last season with 14 goals in 35 appearances, and has ended speculation over his future committing to the club until 2021.
The Nigerian international, who opted out of the summer Olympics in Rio in order to enhance his first team chances, admitted he needed little persuasion to sign up, as the prospect of working with Guardiola proved irresistible.
“He (Guardiola) is already showing his quality as a manager,” said Iheanacho. “He’s not been here long and he’s already showing what he has.
“You can imagine when he’s been here for three or four years, the team will be great. We are happy to have him.”
The 2013 Fifa U17 MVP said he was delighted to put pen to paper on the new and improved deal.
“I can’t express how I’m feeling. I am very, very happy to sign my new deal with this club. I am excited.
“I just need to keep working hard and express my feelings on the pitch. I must work really hard and do great things for the team.”
New manager Pep Guardiola was full of praise for the youngster, BBC writes.
“Kelechi is a natural goalscorer. I knew about him before, but I’ve been really impressed with him since I arrived,” Guardiola said.
“I like his personality, his attitude, his ability – we hope to help him reach the highest level and to realise his full potential.”
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