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Kelechi Iheanacho Agrees Manchester City Deal

Kelechi Iheanacho – FIFA U17 World Cup MVP, has left the Super Eagles camp to finalize his move to EPL side Manchester City.

Iheanacho, 17, earlier gave a nod to Portuguese champions FC Porto before a family meeting decided he take up an offer from Manchester City.

Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has approved the departure of the youngster after his father, James Iheanacho, personally put a call to him on Monday afternoon requesting the release of his son for the trip to England.

“Initially, a young man came declaring that he was the agent of Iheanacho, but I declined to deal with him until I heard from the family because the boy is still a minor,” Keshi said.

“It was soon after my rejection that I got a call from his father who told me that they have got a visa to the United Kingdom and that I should oblige him with his son’s release. I did and told the young man to go and do the nation proud at whichever club he finally chooses to settle down with”.

Iheanacho has shone in Eagles training ahead of next year’s CHAN and Keshi described him as a talented player, but warned that the player should be handled professionally to reach the height of his career.

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