The Nigerian youngster has proved a revelation since receiving his City debut at the start of last season, finishing the campaign with an impressive 14 goals across all competitions – including eight strikes in the Premier League.
And with Pep Guardiola yet to add to his strike options so far this summer – barring winger-forward Nolito – the 19-year-old looks set to enjoy an important role next season as understudy to star front-man Sergio Aguero.
But according to Kennedy Ezenwere from Taye Academy, where Iheanacho spent three years before moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2014, the youngster could be plying his trade with another Premier League club right now – City’s divisional rivals Arsenal.
Ezenwere has explained to AllNigeriaSoccer.com that he blocked a potential move to Arsenal before Iheanacho signed for City, because he feared for a lack of first-team opportunities at the Emirates.
As quoted by the Nigerian website, he said; “Arsenal were interested in Kelechi but I blocked the move, there was a problem with the agent brokering the deal.
“I picked Manchester City ahead of Arsenal not because of money. I know if he goes to Man City he has a better chance of playing there than Arsenal and I have been proved right. Kelechi has now become very popular, it wouldn’t have been so if he joined Arsenal.”