Kelechi Iheanacho Key To Our Future – Pellegrini (Man City Manager)

By KayCee July 25, 2014 08:16

English tabloid, Daily Mail has reported that Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini paid tribute to Kelechi Iheanacho after he starred in the win over Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday.

However, the Argentine admitted that the Premier League champions may struggle to secure a work permit for the teenage Nigerian striker.

Iheanacho capped an impressive appearance by scoring the last of City’s goals in a 4-1 win at Sporting Park and Pellegrini was convinced he has a bright future in the game.

City beat a host of European clubs to sign Iheanacho after he scored six goals in seven games to claim the Golden Ball at last summer’s Under 17 World Championship.

But Pellegrini is uncertain if they will now be able to secure the necessary paperwork so he can stay in England.

“ Kelechi is just 17 years old and he’s a very important player for us in the future. He demonstrated today what he can do in the future, he told Daily Mail”.

“It depends on the way he takes this profession, but I think he’s a good talent”.

We’ve not decided yet (what the plan is for him) because it’s not easy. He’s just 17 and sometimes that’s the problem. We’ll see what he will do in the future.

“ For the moment he will stay with us and we’ll see when we return to England what will happen with him. But he’s a very important player for the future of the club”.

“ After the tour we will see what happens with him. There are a lot of things to arrange to play in England but he has an important future”.



By KayCee July 25, 2014 08:16