Kelechi Iheanacho’s agents have demanded a more robust new contract with Manchester City that will see the Nigerian wunderkind paid a whopping £200,000 a week across a five-year period, according to reports.
“He has deserved his keep at City as he is now one of the most effective forwards in the whole of Europe when you put his game time against the number of his goals,” a top source argued.
The 19-year-old Nigeria international has netted 13 goals in all competitions this season with seven of them in the Premier League.
In October however, Manchester City offered Iheanacho 50,000 pounds-a-week.
City have opened talks with Iheanacho’s handlers over a new contract after he justified his promotion to the first team at The Etihad with goals and five-star displays in his debut season in the English Premier League.
The report says Iheanacho is currently earning “between 10,000 and 18,000 pounds a week” after coming through the City youth ranks.Inside sources say the least paid City first-teamer is on £180,000 a week with the biggest earner at the club, Yaya Toure, pocketing almost twice that sum.Iheanacho is expected to bag a new contract by July.