Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Iheanacho: I'm Staying to Fight for My Place

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Iheanacho: I'm Staying to Fight for My Place

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KELECHI Iheanacho is not prepared to give up on City as he continues to hunt for first-team football.

One of Nigeria's brightest talents has been the subject of much talk in his home country after seeing his playing time this season limited under Pep Guardiola.

While many thought the 20-year-old would kick on under a coach with a reputation of showing belief in young players, the arrival of Gabriel Jesus has pushed Iheanacho further down the pecking order.

And as City fought for a winner at Wembley, Guardiola turned to Fabian Delph instead when he took Sergio Aguero off.

Iheanacho, who is contracted with the Blues until 2021, has been recently linked with a move to German side Hoffenheim but insists that the competition where he is is good for him. …

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