Nigeria star’s Arsenal attention ‘deserved’ claims agent

Kelechi Iheanacho 'ecstatic' at attention from Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal’s increasing interest in Nigerian starlet Kelechi Iheanacho is unsurprising and fully deserved, according to the player’s agent.

Seventeen-year-old Iheanacho won the Golden Ball at the recent Under-17 World Cup in UAE, which Nigeria won by defeating Mexico 3-0 in the final.

And Iheanacho was named best player of the tournament, scoring six goals and weighing in with seven assists, form that attracted attention from sides in the Premier League.

Manchester United are also understood to be monitoring the youngster, who can play on the wing or behind the strikers. But it is interest from Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal which is exciting the player most, says his agent.

“We're ecstatic to have another major club like Arsenal following young Iheanacho,” Henry Galeano told the IB Times two days ago.

“That said, the attention is well deserved. Iheanacho’s performance at the World Cup was indeed remarkable.

“Iheanacho has consistently shown good form and the statistics throughout his career as a youth player with Nigeria are quite impressive.

“Even during the World Cup qualifications in Morocco, Iheanacho was the second-highest goal-scorer.”

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