The future of Manchester City Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho at the Etihad is uncertain, but the possibility of leaving for a direct rival is bleak.
Owngoalnigeria.com Daniel Martins who is close to the agent of the player revealed contrary to reports, Iheanacho has not been told by manager Pep Guardiola that he is not wanted.
According to Martins City are open to do business for Iheanacho but not to a team in direct competition for titles with them, as it amount to strengthening a rival.
” The last time I checked, Iheanacho is still very much in the plans of Guardiola, but for how long I don’t know. Summer is around the corner and his departure will depend on a lot of variables”, Martins told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” For instance I gathered he might be sold to a team in England, possible a mid table team where he will get games to help him develop but such deal will carry a buy back clause. A loan is also a possibility.
” I can confirm to you as well that there has been discreet inquiries from agents who have links with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, of course you know Alex Iwobi is also pushing for Iheanacho to join him at Arsenal.
” The bad new still remains that City won’t sell or loan Iheanacho to a direct rival. No they won’t do that because they know and respect his quality, no way is he going to join a top four team in England”.
* Prince Michael