Kelechi Iheanacho could figure in Nigeria’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games against Egypt in March, supersport.com can report.
Nigeria head coach, Sunday Oliseh, explained that he is considering the Manchester City striker on the strength of his recent performances for his club.
The Super Eagles gaffer is also weighing up the option of making the trip to Manchester to have a face-to-face talk with the 19-year-old.
However, Oliseh, 41, is yet to make his squad for the Afcon qualifying games against Egypt public but stated that he knows players he wants to call up for the double-header in March.
“I have not sent out my list of invited players yet. But with the kind of goal he came on to score (for Manchester City against Tottenham) recently I am looking very much at him. In fact I hope to move up to Manchester, but I am just waiting on some little things to be sorted out then we will have that done,” Oliseh said.
Iheanacho has scored nine goals, including a hat-trick against Aston Villa in the FA Cup, for Manchester City this season.