Kelechi Iheanacho Jets Off To Manchester City
By Amaka Akachukwu
FIFA U-17 World Cup MVP left Eagles camp for Manchester City. Kelechi Ihenacho has been granted permission to leave the Super Eagles camp in Abuja to enable him complete talks with the English giants Manchester City. The 17-year-old made headlines after scoring four goals in a single game against Mexico and was once again on target in the final against the same opposition as Nigeria ran out deserved 3-0 winners.
Iheanacho, who plays for Taye Academy in his homeland, helped Nigeria win the U17 World Cup in United Arab Emirates and was crowned the Most Valuable Player at the tournament after finishing with six goals and seven assists in seven appearances.
Head Coach of the Super Eagles Stephen Keshi released the young midfielder to his representatives after his family put in a call to the Super Eagles coach, asking that Iheanacho be permitted to exit camp to make a quick trip to England where he is expected to sign for City.
Arsenal FC also showed interest in the young midfield maestro just after the FIFA U-17 ended, but it seems the young man decided to settle for Man City.