Drogba and Rooney are my role models, says Manchester City youngster Iheanacho

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The Nigeria international has revealed that he looks up to the legends and hopes to put into practice what he learned from them

Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho has labelled Wayne Rooney and Didier Drogba as players he looks up to in the English Premier League.

The 20-year-old hit the limelight last season at the Etihad Stadium - scoring eight times in 26 games, and since has become a key figure in the Citizen’s squad even with the arrival of Pep Guardiola this term.

Iheanacho’s playing style has already prompted fans to draw comparisons with Robert Lewandowski, though the youngster has revealed that it is another forward in the English topflight greats who he looks up to.

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"I think I was watching Didier Drogba and his team at Chelsea, and Wayne Rooney at Manchester United as well," Iheanacho told Premierleague.com.

“They are great players that I am looking up to as well, pick up lessons from them and put in my football in the Premier League.”

The Nigeria seeks his 15th appearance for Manchester City this season when they face Everton at the Goodison Park on Sunday. The Citizens are fourth on the log with 42 points from 20 games. 

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