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.