Manchester City have officially made a request for the International Transfer Certificate of Nigeria teenage star Kelechi Iheanacho.
The youngster joined the club after a stellar performance at the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup, and impressed even further during City’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Although Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini is reported to be keen on keeping the youngster, he was unable to sign a professional contract until he turned 18 last October.
With the opening of the transfer window, the club have immediately moved to secure his documentation, according to a source familiar with the situation
“Manchester City have applied for Iheanacho’s ITC,” a source at Taye Football Academy, which owns the player, informed ColinUdoh.com, saying there should be no impediments to the document being issued.
“The NFF have contacted us to confirm his status and the ITC should be issued within the next day or two,” the source stated further.
Iheanacho who was the MVP of the 2013 Cadet World Cup is expected to be part of the Flying Eagles side to the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal.