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Iheanacho celebrating his goal against Manchester United last season

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola feels honoured to have worked Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho who appears to have been exit door at the Etihad.

Guardiola reckoned that for Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho to develop into a predatory forward, he needs to leave the Etihad to get more playing time and this will happen before the end of the month, AOIFootball.com reports.

Stories from the rumour mill indicated the 20 year old Nigeria is being courted by former English Premier League champions Leicester City, WestHam United, Crystal Palace amongst other top European clubs and the move seem more likely to happen in the next ten days following the Spaniard’s comment in the USA.

“Kelechi needs to play at his age and that’s why he, and the club decided, it was best for him (to leave),” said Guardiola. “It is an honour to work with him. It’s not easy for him as he didn’t get a lot of chances (in the team), but his behaviour was good.

“Kelechi’s a young player. He needs to play at that age and that’s why he, and the club decided, it was best for him (to leave).”

If a move to City does happen in the next 10 days, it would give Iheanacho enough time to settle in at the club before the Premier League season kicks off at Arsenal on August 11.

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