Man City Rewards Kelechi Iheanacho with New Deal


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The Nigerian teenage sensation, Kelechi Iheanacho has been rewarded for his excellent performances last season with a new contract.

The 19-year-old scored 14 goals in just 11 starts in all competitions and after initial fear that perhaps Guardiola will not use him, he has shown resilience to still come through.

The club website said, “Striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new two-year contract extension with City.”

“The 19-year-old Nigeria international, who scored 14 times in all competitions last season, is one of the game’s finest young forwards and will now stay with the Club until at least 2021.”

Kelechi himself, excited about the deal said,  “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m very happy to sign my new deal for this club, I’m excited.

“I just need to keep working hard and express my feelings on the pitch, and work really well and do great things for the team. I’m happy and I appreciate everything the club has done for me so far at this point so I really need to help and work for them as well.”

Guardiola too had some words of praise for the Nigerian forward, “Kelechi is a natural goalscorer. I knew about him before, but I’ve been really impressed with him since I arrived,” he said.

“I like his personality, his attitude, his ability – we hope to help him reach the highest level and to realise his full potential.”

Kelechi Iheanacho

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