Iheanacho has shone for Manchester City in pre-season to now attract several other clubs
Thursday Aug 07, 2014. 07:10
AfricanFootball.com can exclusively reveal today that besides MLS side New York City FC, Nigeria youngster Kelechi Iheanacho is wanted by several other clubs after he shone at Manchester City.
A source close to a top Manchester City official has informed only AfricanFootball.com that they are yet to decide on where the Nigeria U20 star should now go to on loan.
“Kelechi’s profile has shot up since what he achieved in pre-season in the United States of America,” the source said.
“As a result of this, many other clubs are keen to have him and Manchester City are expected to soon decide where he will go to on loan.
“New York City FC in the MLS is a possibility, but there are several other clubs who have come on board since after what he showed in America.”
The source mentioned an opening in Belgium for the young forward, among other possibilities.
The MVP of the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates scored thrice, which included converting his kick in a penalty shootout, during City’s pre-season training tour of the USA.
He has yet to sign a professional contract as he can only do so when he turns 18 in October.
Chidiebere Nwakali is the other Nigeria youngster at City. He missed out on pre-season training with the EPL champions on account of a knee injury.