The deal for Nigeria’s U-17 prodigy, Kelechi Iheanacho seemed sealed finally as his father and Taye Academy have received the sum of $300,000 about N78m that was promised them by Manchester City.
At least $300,000 to secure the talented Iheanacho, who was picked by FIFA as the best player at last year’s U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
MTNFootball.com specially gathered that City have rescinded a decision to make payments to the Iheanachos until January next year and both the player’s father and the academy that started him out have thus received half of what was agreed with them.
“Iheanacho senior is now smiling to the bank as he has been paid half of what was promised him after his son signed for City,” a source familiar with this transaction said
“This shows how badly the EPL want the youngster.”
Iheanacho, who was voted the CAF Most Promising Talent for 2013, could not honour a special invitation to the FIFA Awards in Switzerland is now working on his travel papers to England.
Iheanacho’s U17 teammate, Chidiebere Nwakali, has also secured a four-year contract with Manchester City.
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