The 20-year-old Nigerian international has been regarded as one of European football’s brightest young talents after breaking into the City team under Mauricio Pellegrini, and looked like he had the capability of being the long-term replacement for Sergio Aguero.
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 4, 2017
But, perhaps surprisingly, Iheanacho has been sold by Pep Guardiola this summer, with Leicester City the lucky recipients, in a deal thought to be worth £25 million.
Apparently, City have a buy-back clause inserted into the deal, but what happened to investing and developing in youth? And what happened to him being better than Rashford?
Considering the stick Jose Mourinho sometimes takes in his youth policy, United supporters are loving this opportunity to have a little dig at Pep and Citeh:
How's that Iheanacho's better than Rashford chat working out then Citeh fans…? Hmm ?
— Michael White (@mp_white11) August 3, 2017
I thought Iheanacho was the next big thing? Sure some blues were saying he's better than Rashford last year? ?
— Lewis Tattersall (@Lewis_Tat) August 3, 2017
So Pep Guardiola sells very highly-rated youngster Kelechi Iheanacho, who will be fantastic at Leicester. Promoter of youth? Funny that.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) August 3, 2017
Remember when people said Iheanacho would shine under Pep and Rashford would suffer under Jose. https://t.co/iVeJfzmNoZ
— Liam (@UtdHolic) August 3, 2017
Those wh said Iheanacho was going to flourish under Pep and Rashford would flop under Mou. Where are they hiding?
— The Greatrnk (@greatrnk) August 3, 2017
Still thinks Iheanacho is better than Rashford ? deluded bunch https://t.co/LydXCl33t9
— Scholes (@LJScholes) August 4, 2017
City fans going on about how Iheanacho was so much better than Rashford. Let you sold him off. Clearly.
— KevB (@kjb__9) August 4, 2017
I thought Iheanacho was better than Rashford ?
— adam (@AdSykes18) August 4, 2017
Look at City fans claiming Iheanacho is still better than Rashford when they've literally sold him to Leicester.
— Danny (@Dan_B94) August 4, 2017
We dunno what to make of it, but surely Leicester are the big winners here, right?
What do you think?