Next Game

Stuttgart v Man City

Saturday, 01 August 2015, 16:00

Friendly Match

Last Game

Man City 1 - 4 R Madrid

Friday, 24 July 2015, 11:00

Int Champs Cup Australia

Iheanacho deal claimed

Kelechi Iheanacho's father claims that a deal with Manchester City has been agreed.

Last Updated: 10/01/14 at 16:01 Post Comment

Kelechi Iheanacho: Has deal with Manchester City, according to his father

Kelechi Iheanacho: Has deal with Manchester City, according to his father

Iheanacho is one of the most highly-rated young players in Africa having played a starring role in Nigeria's Under-17 World Cup win last year.

Iheanacho was named player of the tournament, after which a number of European clubs showed an interest, but he opted for City.

He travelled to Manchester late last year to train with the club and has now agreed a deal, which will be finalised when he turns 18 later this year and he will officially move from the Taye Academy in his homeland.

James Iheanacho, the player's father told Nigerian radio station Brila FM: "The situation is that Kelechi hasn't turned 18 yet and until he does, he can't sign but what he has done is sign a pre-contract with Manchester City pending his 18th birthday."

City are understood to be looking into whether they can get a work permit for Iheanacho but, if not, then he would be loaned out until he would be eligible to play in England.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Chelsea fail with £25m bid for Everton's John Stones

Everton have rejected an improved bid of £25m from Chelsea for centre-half John Stones, according to Sky sources.

Jose: 'Cabaye move makes PL harder'

Jose Mourinho claims the transfer of players like Yohan Cabaye to mid-table clubs makes the PL "very, very hard" to win.

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Mail Box

Mails: This Is My Perfect Moment

Lots of Mailboxers channel their inner Martine McCutcheon to bring you their perfect footballing moments. Plus thoughts on Blatter, names, and Chelsea worries...

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company