Iheanacho opens up on his Manchester City Struggles

Iheanacho opens up on his Manchester City Struggles

Kelechi Iheanacho says he enjoyed his time with Manchester City, despite playing a lesser role at the Club.

Iheanacho signed for the Cityzens in 2013, after he won the Under-17 FIFA World Cup.

It was revealed that a £250,000 (€300,000) transfer was agreed for Iheanacho, with a further £300,000 (€360,000) being paid to the Taye Academy in Owerri and £350,000 (€420,000) to his father.

Iheanacho started well under Manuel Pellegrini, but things took a dramatic turn when Pep Guardiola was appointed in 2015.

After spending most of his time as understudy to Sergio Aguero and was back up to Gabriel Jesus, Iheanacho was sold to Leicester City in 2017 for £25m.

“Obviously, I didn’t get to play much but I was part of a big squad with brilliant players to win that It was exciting.

“There were a lot of them (quality players). Yaya Toure, Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas, David Silva and Vincent Kompany, who always talked to me and gave me advice,” He disclosed.

The Nigeria international had 21 goals in 64 games for Man City and he took some of the lessons and memories with him to King Power Stadium.

“Gael Clichy, I called him my teacher,” Iheanacho stated.

“He’s the one who taught me how to go and get what you want and how to be tough and fight on the pitch, because he is a fighter. He never gets tired.

“He was always with me and pushing me. If he was against me (in training), he was going to kick me and say that I have to stand and fight back. I will never forget his kind words and teaching. He was my closest friend,” He concluded.

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