Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Eaglets star Iheanacho makes U-Turn, dumps Manchester City

By News Express on 26/12/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,592


World’s best Under-17 footballer, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria’s talismanic midfielder Kelechi Iheanacho, has reportedly opted out of a transfer to English Premiership giants Manchester City because he will only get cash in January 2015.

“The MVP of the recent U17 World Cup in the UAE signed a contract with City at the weekend after he passed a medical in Madrid, Spain, with City chief scout Gary Worthington in attendance,” reports mtnfootball.com, adding:

“However, both he and his father, James Iheanacho, who accompanied him to Spain, were shocked to learn that they will not be paid any cash by the EPL side till January 2015, when the youngster would have clocked 18.

“This has now forced the Iheanachos to explore the possibilities of the boy opting for Portuguese champions FC Porto, who have also tabled an offer for him and were at a time favourites to land the highly-promising forward.”

The report said that in the Man City contract Iheanacho was to get 250,000 pounds, his father 350,000 pounds, while the Taye Academy in Owerri would receive 300,000 pounds.

Iheanacho’s mentor at Taye Academy, Kennedy Echenwere, said the Eaglets star is currently in Lagos and has decided to follow his heart and join FC Porto.

“Kelechi is in Lagos now, he has decided to join FC Porto and not Manchester City,” Echenwere told Brila FM on Tuesday.

However, Iheanacho senior said the family are still trying to persuade the youngster to join Manchester City.

News Express recalls that Iheanacho senior withdrew Kelechi from the home-based Super Eagles camp to enable him go for the Man City contract talks, claiming that God revealed after the family’s prayers that Kelechi should join the Premiership title contenders.  

•Photo shows Kelechi Iheanacho.

Source News Express

Posted 26/12/2013 1:14:22 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Nwankwo ‘not scheming to extend tenure as DMO...

2019 polls under threat — DSS

Soldiers’ union calls for the removal of South...

BUK admits 140 students for Degree in Social...

Kachikwu and misleading promises to end fuel importation,...

Police Commissioners under probe over alleged abuse of...

Lagos lawmakers cry out to police as cultists...

Why President Jonathan sacked Youth Minister Abdul-kadir

I feel better, says Buhari as he returns...

Jega as agent provocateur

Delta moves to recover government vehicles from past...

Ex-Ondo Dep Gov’s daughter’s murder: Suspect’s family disappears...

 

Latest News British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence 2019: Agbaje lashes Sanwo-Olu; insists Lagosians in bondage, need liberation Why there will be no peace in APC: Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu Cashier, wife, mother-in-law docked for bank fraud APC, Presidency designing plots to frustrate PDP governors: Secondus Whistle blowers charged with conspiracy to rob Gov. Dickson to remain in prison Police most violator of human rights, survey finds DTSG assures of effective healthcare coverage Sack Tambuwal from office, APC begs S’Court NPA concessions Terminal B, Warri Old Port FG blames N’Assembly for delay in 2019 Budget presentation Kaduna Polytechnic joins ASUP strike

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (429,913 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,851 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,723 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (281,151 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,847 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,277 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,126 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,333 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,623 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,464 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,246 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,704 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,875) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (973) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,814) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (69) News (41,381) Opinion (1,151) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,147) Religion (913) Sports (1,817) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera