Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho says that his new Manchester City deal will change the lives of his family.
The 19-year-old penned a two-year extension to his existing contract which will now see him stay at the Etihad until 2021.
Iheanacho enjoyed a breakthrough season in the premier league last term scoring 14-times in all competition to emerge as the club’s third highest goalscorer behind Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Aguero.
On what it means for him and family back home in Nigeria, he said: “They are going to be very happy and it’s going to change their lives. My State and Country will be happy as well for me, for working really hard to be here. I’m happy for them too.”
On what it means to have the trust of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, he said: “He has confidence in me for keeping me here and giving me the opportunity of playing with the team, so am really happy.
“I’m playing with some great players here and I believe I’ll do great things with the manager.”
The second season in the premier league is always seen as a difficult one for new players but Iheanacho is not feeling any pressure despite defenders becoming more aware of him now.
“It’s not going to be a pressure because many players have been playing for long and many people know what they can to do and they still do it.
“My case is not going to be different, I will just keep doing and I the goals will come with hardword,” he added.
Iheanacho joined Manchester City after his exploits with Nigeria at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2013 and has since not looked back.