According to the Mirror, the wonderkid is keen on a weekly wage of £150,000, which is an eye-catching leap from his current deal of £15,000.
The striker is understood to have been advised by his representatives that he has earned a contract at least equal to that of Raheem Sterling, the England international who moved to Manchester from Liverpool in a headline-making transfer last summer.
Certainly, while Iheanacho’s demanded wage increase is significant, he certainly merits an improvement on his current deal, with the Citizens understood to be planning to reward him for a fine campaign.
Iheanacho shone in pre-season for the Sky Blues, and has gone on to become a sensation for City.
He has scored seven goals in 25 EPL showings—of which only six have been starts—and has also scored a further six goals in the domestic cups.
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During the course of the campaign, he has displaced Wilfried Bony as the club’s backup option to Sergio Aguero, with the Ivorian frontman having only managed four league goals this term.