Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new two-year deal tying him to the club until 2021.

The 19-year-old Nigerian scored 14 goals in his breakthrough campaign at the Etihad Stadium last season, and now looks set for a pivotal role under new boss Pep Guardiola.

Iheanacho told City’s official website, “I can’t express how I’m feeling now, I’m excited.”

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“I just need to keep working hard and express my feelings on the pitch and work really well and do great things for the team.

“I’m happy and I appreciate everything the club has done for me so far at this point so I really need to help and work for them as well.”

The youngster was a late substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Sunderland.

“Kelechi is a natural goal-scorer,” said Guardiola.

“I knew about him before, but I’ve been really impressed with him since I arrived.

“I like his personality, his attitude, his ability: we hope to help him reach the highest level and to realise his full potential.”

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