The FIFA U-17 World Cup winner, Kelechi Iheanacho got a shock of his booming career yesterday as the new Manchester City boss,Guardiola omitted him from the team’s provisional squad for pre-season tours of China and Germany.
Only Nicolas Otamendi, Nolito and Fernando keep their place from the side that lost to Manchester United on Wednesday and Manchester City boss, Guardiola will be hoping there is freshness to the team after 6 matches without a win.
According to Manchester Evening News, Coach Guardiola has named a 32-man traveling party for the tour to China and Germany.
But it is subject to change due to visa applications.
Manchester City barred Nigeria’s attempts to include Iheanacho in their Olympic squad, with Guardiola insisting on the striker joining him for pre-season, rather than taking part in the Rio Tournament.
The tour was supposed to give the 19-year-old the chance to establish himself as Sergio Aguero’s understudy next season and also make an impression on City’s new manager.
The report says Iheanacho could yet be added to the squad for the games against Borussia Dortmund and Manchester United in Shenzhen and Beijing.
Joe Hart, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Raheem Sterling are among those who will meet up with the squad in China.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored 14 goals in all competitions for Man City last season.