So far, it’s fair to say that Kelechi Iheanacho’s time under Pep Guardiola has been far from as productive as he would have liked.
Seeing the path to the first-team even more crowded since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus at Manchester City, the Nigerian forward is said to be looking elsewhere for regular football, and Germany could be his destination.
According to OwnGoalNigeria in, well, Nigeria, the 20-year-old has been granted permission by the Premier League club to hold talks with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, and is expected to hold a meeting with the club’s sporting director, Alexander Rosen, by the end of the month.
This move is purely one to appease a player keen to keep his development going, rather than getting rid of someone deemed surplus to requirements, and the Citizens don’t want him gone from the Etihad for too long.
OwnGoalNigeria explain Manchester City have made it clear they would only allow Iheanacho to leave either on a loan or a full transfer with a buy-back clause, just in case he explodes in Baden-Württemberg.
It’s certainly one to keep an eye out for, as we would find it hard to believe if the young Nigeria international was happy with his current situation.
Iheanacho has scored four goals and picked up there assists in 500 minutes of Premier League football, spread out over 18 appearances.