Nigerian wonderkid in contract limbo at Man City as agents dispute

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Kelechi Iheanacho‘s mooted pay rise at Manchester City has been put on hold following a dispute between two agents.

According to the Mirror, two player representatives have claimed to be responsible for the player, and while the two rival agencies—one in the United States and the other in the United Kingdom—bicker about who has a claim to what, the club have decided to shelve plans to improve the player’s earnings.

Iheanacho’s rise this season has been exceptional, and he’s gone from being a relative unknown to a starter for title hopefuls City.

The wonderkid shone during pre-season, and followed that up by making an instant impact for the Citizens in their 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League earlier in the season, before delivering a star turn as the same opponents were trounced 5-1 in the Capital One Cup.

Since the beginning of December, the 19-year-old has scored three goals—against Hull City, Swansea City and Norwich City—and he marked his starting berth against Palace with an assist for Sergio Aguero on Saturday.

According to the Mirror, a complaint has been handed in to the Football Association on the subject of the player’s agent situation, and the tabloid—referring to an unnamed African source—has indicated that the situation will likely be settled in court.

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