Iheanacho Loses N120m Deal Over Agent Row

By Ikenga Chronicles January 17, 2017
Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has reportedly lost £200,000 (N120 million)  endorsement deal with American sportswear giants Nike due to a row over who stands as his agent.
American-based First Eleven Management and Stellar Group have continued to clash, both claiming to be his representative at the same time.
This ugly situation has therefore stopped the youngster from signing a mega deal as the kit manufacturers cannot  identity  his bona fide intermediary.
“When Kelechi turned 19, Nike were in the United Kingdom to negotiate a fresh contract with him that would have paid him over 100,000 pounds and another 100,000 pounds in kits and products“ a Nigeria Football Federation insider said.
“Nike set up a meeting but he didn’t attend, so they had to pull out of the deal when they discovered that he breached the contract with his American agent. “
While Iheanacho has claimed that he was introduced to Stellar Group by City teammate Patrick Roberts, who is on loan at Celtic, it is known that some English-based Nigerian agents were the ones that convinced him to tear up his contract with First Eleven Management.
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