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Guardiola accused of favouritism as Iheanacho is urged to quit Manchester City

10:41 pm AEST 5/5/17
Iheanacho Manchester City
The Nigeria international has fallen out of favour after starting the season brightly, with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus being picked ahead of him

Kelechi Iheanacho has been urged to “leave Manchester City” by his advisor after being treated unfairly by Pep Guardiola.

The Nigeria international saw regular game time during the opening months of the season and repaid that faith with four goals by mid-October.

He has, however, added just another three to that tally since after finding himself restricted to a bit-part role.

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Guardiola has now been accused of favouritism after offering more minutes to Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, with Olumide Olowu calling on Iheanacho to consider his future at 20 years of age.

He told "Iheancho needs to leave Manchester City and he will find a better place to continue his youngcareer.

"Guardiola seems to have his own players that he wants to play and you can’t expect a young player with huge potential to be wasting away on the bench.

"Kelechi had already shown his quality before Manchester City signed Gabriel Jesus, he had already proven himself.

"I’m not speaking for Iheanacho, but as someone who is involved in advising him, I don’t think he has been treated fairly by Guardiola and I think his career will be better elsewhere.

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"For whatever reason, he has not been given the opportunity to continue his progress at City."

Iheanacho made his breakthrough in 2015-16 under Manuel Pellegrini, netting 14 times in 35 appearances across all competitions.

He has taken in just 23 outings this term, with only five of those being Premier League starts.