If that's really what Pep Guardiola told the young Nigeria rising star, Kelechi Iheanacho "....you can become the next big thing in world football." then be rest assured he will make it happen.... he may have seen all the potentials in the young enterprising lad.
Iheanacho himself has confirmed that Guardiola gave him special assignment to go and watch the training videos of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta ... He is working on my ball intelligence and clinical finishing. Several times, more often, Guardiola call out Iheanacho aside for a special individual training session.
Iheanacho has been very impressive in the few times he was on the pitch to play for Manchester City team... Scoring 12 goals from just 19 appearances. And Guardiola has taken special interest in his style play... May have hatched a secret plan to making Iheanacho the mainstay and focal point of the future Manchester city team.
Well, not many Nigerian football fans feel Kelechi will survive in the star studded side like Manchester city, parading players such as Sergio Aguero, Kelvin de Bruyne, Nolito, Wilfred Bony, Yaya Toure... but his unique style of play cannot keep Iheanacho on the bench for too long.
You can recall Iheanacho helped Nigeria Golden Eaglets win Fifa U16 World Cup in 2013, where he also won the most valuable player (MVP) and the second highest goal scorer of the tournament. Iheanacho has since graduated into Nigeria national team, Super Eagles... scoring in his last two games against Tanzania and Zambia.