Guardiola embraces Iheanacho

Pep Guardiola (right) with Iheanacho during the meeting.

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheancho met his new boss at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola on Sunday.

The former FC Barcelona manager embraced the starlet during his unveiling ceremony at a fan festival at the club’s training ground.

After the event, the pair posed for a picture together which Iheanacho posted on his Instagram page.

The meeting has sparked speculation that the Super Eagles forward will feature prominently in his plan owing to his brilliant debut last season.

Iheanacho recently made it clear that he will be staying with The Citizens for pre-season rather than participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics despite being named in the Dream Team 35-man preliminary squad.

The Citizens begin their pre-season campaign against Bayern Munich on July 20 at the Allianz Arena before travelling to China for the International Champions Cup.

Iheanacho prior to Pep’s meeting had spoken of his desire to work with the former Bayen Munich tactician.

“I think Pep’s arrival is very important for the club and most of all for the fans. We are all looking forward to it,” he told reporters.

“I think everyone knows what we are looking forward to: greatness, good football and most of all trophies, the Champions League and the Premier League in particular. We just need to work hard, play good football for the team, for the fans and we will come out with something this season.”

Meanwhile, the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner and Most Valuable Player (MVP) had through his twitter handle after the last game of the season in May expressed appreciation to his former boss, Manuel Pellegrini for giving him the opportunity to hone his skill.

“Huge thanks to Manuel Pellegrini. Thanks you for believing in me.I wish you the very best for the future. Gracia’s!!,” the Imo State-born player tweeted, just as he thanked City fans for aiding him to have a wonderful season.

“Thanks you to all the @MCFC fans for all your support. You made my first season a fantastic one. Have a great summer.”

Iheanacho has so far netted 14 goals in 35 appearances for The Citizens.