Kelechi Iheanacho Ready
Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed that he has no intention of leaving Manchester City this summer, reports mirror.co.uk. The Nigerian striker, 20, is behind Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium and has spent much of the season on the substitutes bench under Pep Guardiola.
And while he has made 24 appearances in all competitions – scoring seven goals – there had been some suggestions that he could look to leave – either permanently or on loan – this summer.
But Iheanacho is happy to continue fighting for his place at City.“I’m very happy and very grateful to be in this team. I keep working hard every day and when I get my chance I have to prove to everyone I need to be in the squad.
“It’s a great squad with great players. Everyone is working really hard, so everyone should be happy being in this team.“I am improving every day. I keep learning and improving and that will help me in the future. I love it here.”
Top four chasing City head to Arsenal this weekend, with Iheanacho set to come head-to-head with pal Alex Iwobi, his international teammate. The duo had been set to be in action for their country last night, in a friendly against Burkina Faso at Barnet.
However seven members of the Burkina Faso squad failed to gain UK visas , leading to its cancellation. A statement from NFF official Chris Green read: “Seven players in the Burkinabe contingent failed to secure entry visas into the United Kingdom.
“The match in question is called off due to no fault of either the organisers or the Nigeria Football Federation.We will announce further plans for the Super Eagles’ preparation for these two important qualifying campaigns in due course.”Iheanacho had scored in their 1-1 draw with Senegal last week.