Iheanacho will not participate in the men’s football event of the 2016 Rio
Olympic Games following Manchester City’s refusal to releasing to the player to
19 years old was invited to join the Dream Team VI squad for the Olympics but
he would rather remain at City, as he will focus on forcing his way into
incoming coach Pep Guardiola’s team.
City were under no obligation to release the Nigerian, and with Guardiola
taking charge of the team on July 1, he has requested that every available player
should take part in the pre-season.
City are understood to have spoken extensively with Kelechi Iheanacho who is on
holidays in Nigeria.
had wanted to represent his country in Brazil, but he is fully aware of the
importance of being in the squad from the start, as he hopes to prove his worth
to Guardiola.

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