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Manchester City forward signs new deal

Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new 2-year contract extension, reports BBC Sport.

The City forward featured in 26 Premier League games last season, as he broke into the team under then boss Manuel Pellegrini. The youngster netted 8 times, finishing as the club’s 2nd top scorer in the league.

The 19-year-old has impressed new manager Pep Guardiola, who has praised the forward after completing the contract extension:

“Kelechi is a natural goalscorer. I knew about him before, but I’ve been really impressed with him since I arrived,” Guardiola said.

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

Iheanacho came off the bench in Man City’s 2-1 victory over Sunderland last weekend, a role is used to having, making just 7 starts last season.

The youngster has also jumped ahead of 27-year-old Wilfried Bony in the pecking order at the Etihad, with reports suggesting Guardiola is happy to sell the Ivorian forward should a suitable offer come in. Bony wasn’t in the squad that faced Sunderland, despite making 26 appearances last season, scoring 4 league goals.

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