Kelechi Iheanacho signs contract extension

By Ric Turner, Fri 19 August 2016 12:20

Kelechi Iheanacho signs contract extensionNigerian youngster will remain at club until at least 2021

Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a contract extension, which will see him remain at City until at least 2021. The Nigerian striker made his debut for the Blues against Watford in August 2015, and went on to net an impressive 14 goals in 36 appearances in his first season with the senior squad.

Iheanacho said: “I can't express how I'm feeling! I'm very happy to sign my new deal for this club, I'm excited.

"I just need to keep working hard and express my feelings on the pitch, and work really well and do great things for the team. I'm happy and I appreciate everything the club has done for me so far at this point so I really need to help and work for them as well.”

Manager Pep Guardiola added: “Kelechi is a natural goal-scorer. I knew about him before, but I’ve been really impressed with him since I arrived.

"I like his personality, his attitude, his ability – we hope to help him reach the highest level and to realise his full potential.”