Kelechi Iheanacho is the perfect deputy for Sergio Aguero

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For every single Manchester City fan who thought that their side have lacked a suitable understudy for Sergio Aguero, think again.

Kelechi Iheanacho burst onto the scene with a last minute equaliser against Crystal Palace, but unfortunately, his efforts that day took the backseat because of a certain Anthony Martial, however, he can't hide any longer.

The young Nigerian is a genuine mix of power and technical ability, as he has showcased time and again this season. Add to that a tally of nine goals in 21 appearances this season, including a hat-trick against Aston Villa in the F.A Cup, and you can already see a superstar in the making.


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His performances this season have a certain purpose about them, which unlike most of his teammates, have been delivered on a consistent basis.

And he was duly rewarded for the same consistency with a place in City’s Champions League squad as he replaced the injured Samir Nasri.

Iheanacho is also a deadly finisher and a poacher, the qualities he showed by well-taken goals against Palace and Tottenham but he contributes more than just finishing capabilities to the team.

As a young player with a point to prove, Iheanacho adds hunger to a squad that seems to have been riddled with inconsistency this year.

While Wilfried Bony has rarely hit the form that he had shown with Swansea, Iheanacho is proving that he can play alongside, let alone deputise for Sergio Aguero.

And that alone should be a greater compliment than any, because of Manchester City’s embarrassment of riches in midfield. He is the undisputed crown jewel of the Elite Development Squad that played under Patrick Viera and alongside Manu Garcia and has earned the chance to play in a squad full of global superstars.

So, while City fans might complain about not having enough backup for Aguero, they should be very excited about possessing a superstar in the making.

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