Kelechi Iheanacho Nigerian youngster hopeful of Manchester City first team involvement

With the imminent departure of Edin Dzeko and Steven Jovetic, Pellegrini is expected to draft the 18-year-old into the first-team squad this season

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Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho is hopeful of more playing time in Manchester City after a series of promising display for the Citizens.

The Flying Eagles star was impressive yesterday, Tuesday, July 21 during Manchester City pre-season friendly win over Roma.

Iheanacho scored one and laid the assist for another in the game and says he hopes to be called into the senior team.

With the imminent departure of Edin Dzeko and Steven Jovetic, Manuel Pellegrini is expected to draft the 18-year-old into the first-team squad this season.

"The manager has promised me nothing," Iheanacho is quoted to say by Daily Mail.

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"He’s just told me to keep working hard every day. So as yet I don’t know what my chance is, but I pray that it will come soon.

‘Last season, everything was okay. It was just about getting a work permit, but everything is sorted out now. I am able to play for Man City now.

‘It was nice to get a goal, I feel good about it. This season I hope to be here. I’ve been training hard with them during pre-season and I hope this is the time for me to break into the first-team.

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