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Iheanacho, Iwobi Make List Of Top 50 U-20 Players In Europe

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Posted: Sep 9, 2016 at 7:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles forwards, have been named among the top 50 players under the age of 20 in Europe by British newspaper, Metro.

Iwobi and Iheanacho, who play for Arsenal and Manchester City respectively in the English Premier League, have shown huge promise since getting their breaks last season, and they both went on to have a great first season in the Premier League last term.

Iwobi is rated as the 17th best player under the age of 20 in the list while Iheanacho is placed at the 11th spot on the list.

According to Metro Newspaper, “Iwobi made an excellent impact for The Gunners last season and forced himself in front of Theo Walcott in the pecking order.

“After pledging his international future to Nigeria, he could prove to be the one that got away for England in years to come.”

The 20-year-old has only just resumed training with the Gunners after suffering hamstring injury in their opening Premier League game against Liverpool.

On Iheanacho, the newspaper has this to say: “The Nigerian has already shown he has an eye for goal but his all-round game is very impressive too.

“Often trusted ahead of the experienced Wilfried Bony, City rate Iheanacho very highly and Pep Guardiola will have no reservations about trusting him next season.”

The level of confidence new City boss has in him cannot be overemphasized and obvious in the fact that they let the more experienced Wilfried Bony leave on loan.

With Sergio Aguero suspended for the Manchester derby on Saturday, the 19-year old former Nigeria U17 star could lead the line for City at Old Trafford.

Iheanacho has also been proving his mettle with the Super Eagles, as his wonder-strike secured win for the former African champions against Tanzania in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last weekend, even though they still failed to qualify.