Nigerian youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho is reportedly demanding for TEN times his current £15,000-a-week wage at Manchester City.
Iheanacho is understood to be making the huge demand having scored more goals for the Citizens this season than last summer’s £49m buy Raheem Sterling and £28m 2014 signing Wilfried Bony
A report in the UK tabloid, Daily Mirror claims Iheanacho’s advisers believe their client has earned parity – at least – with team-mate Raheem Sterling, on the basis that Iheanacho’s emergence has saved the Blues from having to spend big on a new young frontman this summer.
They also feel rising-star Iheanacho has proven himself superior to Wilfried Bony , who has flopped since his £28million move to the Etihad from Swansea 17 months ago.
It is understood that City fully recognise Iheanacho’s value and are set to reward him with a vastly-improved deal once a contract wrangle over who represents him is resolved.
Iheanacho who has just been promoted to the first team has scored 13 goals so far in this his debut senior campaign.
England international Sterling , who signed from Liverpool for a package totalling £49million last summer, has netted 11 times in his first season with the Mancunian Blues.
Bony, who earns £100,000-a-week plus a £20,000-per-game bonus, has managed only eight goals this season and a total of ten in all competitions since being signed in January last year.