CL: Iheanacho To Be Included In City’s Squad

After strings of brilliant performances, Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanancho is set to be included in City’s Champions League squad.

His manager, Manuel Pellegrini dropped the hint after his side’s 4-0 thrashing of Aston Villa at the weekend, with the 19-year old Nigerian notching a hat-trick.

Iheanacho was earlier axed from City’s Champions League squad for the group stages and may likely replace injured Samir Nasri ahead of Tuesday’s registration deadline.

Pellegrini said: “It’s a decision we are going to take this week before the last date. Of course he pushes a lot. We need him because of Bony’s injury.

“I see him working ev­ery day so I know what he can do.

“Maybe I received some criticism why we didn’t replace (Stevan) Jovetic and (Edin) Dzeko and I answered we had Kelechi.

“We have a young player who is very im­portant for our club. We have good players who are ready to play and you must keep the options. I know we have a player who deserves space in the squad.”

Pelegrini’s side face Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Champions League, this month.

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