Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.
The 19-year-old scored 14 times last season even though 25 of his 36 appearances were as a substitute. And new manager Pep Guardiola has rewarded him with a long-term deal on much improved terms.
Guardiola has already made headway in a rapid overhaul of his squad, but fresh terms for Iheanacho suggest the teenager will continue to command regular first-team action.
“I can’t express how I’m feeling, I’m very happy to sign my deal for this club, I’m excited,” Iheanacho told City’s official website.
“I just need to keep working hard and express my feelings on the pitch, and work really well and do great things for the team.
“I’m happy and I appreciate everything the club has done for me so far at this point so I really need to help and work for them as well.”
City boss Guardiola admitted Iheanacho has already impressed with his approach since the former Barcelona manager arrived in the North- West over the summer.
“Kelechi is a natural goal-scorer,” said Guardiola.
“I knew about him before, but I’ve been really impressed with him since I arrived.
“I like his personality, his attitude, his ability: we hope to help him reach the highest level and to realise his full potentials.