What has happened to Kelechi Iheanacho? This question is often asked around the Football Transfer Tavern.
The Nigerian youngster enjoyed an electric start to his Manchester City career, coming off the bench in the final minute to score the winner against Crystal Palace in 2015.
At one time it appeared that Iheanacho could do no wrong, and a debate began between fans here in the Tavern as to who would be better, Iheanacho, or the emerging Marcus Rashford.
While Rashford’s career has continued to gather pace, scoring the opening goal in this weekend’s win against leaders Chelsea, Iheanacho’s has stalled.
A handful of appearances since the turn of the year has seen the young striker linked with a move away from the Etihad to German Champions League hopefuls, Hoffenheim.
At 20 years old, Iheanacho is reaching the point in his career when consistent football is a must.
If he does not achieve this, his uncapped potential may never be realised.
A move to German football could be the offing for the striker, whether in the form of a loan move or a permanent switch.
With Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus firmly ahead in Pep Guardiola’s plans, Iheanacho needs to move on.
If Iheanacho does make the move, who should replace the young forward? City have faltered in their bid for the title this season, and other areas of the squad must also be improved.
Here we take a look at THREE players Guardiola may turn to to improve his squad….
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