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Report: Kelechi Iheanacho wants new contract, giant pay raise with Manchester City

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Manchester City rising star Kelechi Iheanacho wants to get paid for his breakout season for the Citizens.

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, the young striker's advisers want a giant addition to his current wages (£15,000/week), raising Iheanacho's salary to as much as £150,000 per week. After a fantastic debut campaign for the Sky Blues, in which he scored 13 goals and became the primary backup option to Sergio Agüero, Iheanacho is now a key member of the squad, and his entourage believes he should be paid as a key squad player.

Iheanacho has had a better season than £100,000-a-week striker Wilfried Bony, who has failed to impress at Etihad, and Raheem Sterling, the biggest transfer in English football history, who couldn't play his best football with City yet. Always according to report, Iheanacho's people want a salary in parity with Sterling's, as they believe the Nigerian international will be as important as Raheem under new manager Pep Guardiola.

The good news for all parties involved is that City officials are on board with the request, and are prepared to meet Iheanacho's demands with a much better contract, which should be announced sooner rather than later.