Kelechi Iheanacho broke through at Manchester City the previous season, but sadly, his progress has always been limited, and more often than not, has come from the bench. The player is currently a backup option for manager Pep Guardiola, and despite having scored seven times for City in all competitions, he has only managed to start five Premier League games all season.
While speaking to Completesportsnigeria.com via Goal, the player’s advisor, Olumide Olowu, openly stated: “Guardiola seems to have his own players that he wants to play and you can’t expect a young player with huge potential to be wasting away on the bench.”
While supporting his statement and implying he comes with a positive friendly hand for the Nigerian striker, Olowu added: “I’m not speaking for Iheanacho, but as someone who is involved in advising him, I don’t think he has been treated fairly by Guardiola and I think his career will be better elsewhere.”
The player was an impact sub under Manuel Pellegrini last season, and things seemed to be sailing smoothly in the starting phases of the current campaign too, until recently, when he fell out of favour in the eyes of the ex-Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager.
The 20-year-old is a player filled with potential, and his stats prove his devastating and lethal eye for goal. But having only 18 minutes of football under Guardiola since March 16, accepting this friendly advice might be a good decision for his footballing future.
Written by Vikram Gupta
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