Manchester City's striker Kelechi Iheanacho, linked with Tottenham, likely to miss Spurs clash

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The Nigerian youngster was linked with a move to Tottenham earlier in the month.

Manchester City have unearthed a real talent in Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho. The 18-year-old scored against Crystal Palace earlier in the campaign with his first and only touch of the Premier League campaign so far.

The Nigerian under-20 international has however gained unwanted attention from another Premier League team.

Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in the player. It had been reported by The Sun earlier in the month that Spurs were hoping to lure him to White Hart Lane with the promise of more regular first-team football.

City are not believed to be keen on the player leaving and are fairly confident he will remain at the club considering the first-team football opportunities he is currently going to receive at The Etihad.

Now, he won’t even get the chance to show Tottenham his talents first-hand.

Spurs take on City this weekend in the early afternoon match on Saturday. However, as reported by, the Nigerian is set to miss the tie with an injury – as he did with Sunderland yesterday in the League Cup.

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