Nigeria legend, Tijani Babangida has stated that, Kelechi Iheanacho made a false start by joining English club, Manchester City as a youngster.
The Leicester City forward had the best outing last season having garnered 19 goals in all competitions for club.
The 24-year-old joined the youth side of the current England champions in 2013 after a sterling performance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
His stay at Manchester City was not very successful as he was limited to just countable games, scoring 15 goals across all competitions.
Iheanacho could not make an impact when Spanish coach, Pep Guardiola arrived at the club which led to his sale to Leicester City in 2017.
Babangida said of Iheanacho who has been brilliant for Leicester City.
“I think that if Kelechi Iheanacho had started with a club lower than Manchester City in terms of expectations, it would have been better for him.
“If he had started from Leicester City when he moved to England and he did well, he would have been the talk of the town to move to Manchester United, Real Madrid or any other big clubs.
“But he started from Man City, then moved to Leicester, where he struggled at the beginning before hitting great form this past season.
“Well, if he continues to score goals, he has the potentials to play in bigger clubs. Clubs will not deny any attacker that score goals.” He told TribalFootball.com.
Iheanacho was not just instrumental for Leicester City in last season’s league but played a key role in their FA Cup glory over giant, Chelsea.
Kelechi Iheanacho has played for Nigeria at the U-17, U-20 and currently at the senior level.
He has played 23 times, scoring seven goals for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.