Nigerian football starlet Kelechi Iheanacho has extended his stay at English Premier League club Manchester City with a new deal that will keep him at the Citizens until at least 2021.

The 19-year-old Nigerian international striker enjoyed a breakthrough season in the English top flight during 2015-16, scoring 14 times in all competitions for the blue half of Manchester.

His performances have earned him an improved deal with the club, with the blessing of new coach Pep Guardiola, and Iheanacho is ecstatic that he has a long term future at Manchester City.

Kelechi contests the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund on July 28, 2016 in China © Lintao Zhang/Getty

‘I can’t express how I’m feeling! I’m very happy to sign my new deal for this club, I’m excited,’ the Super Eagles talent said.

‘I just need to keep working hard and express my feelings on the pitch, and work really well and do great things for the team,’ he added.

‘I’m happy and I appreciate everything the club has done for me so far at this point so I really need to help and work for them as well,’ the striker concluded.

Iheanacho was originally one of the players picked to feature in coach Samson Siasia’s Olympic men’s football squad, but Man City did not grant the striker permission to take part at Rio 2016.

Now that he has a new contract with the club, his disappointment regarding missing out on an Olympic appearance will no doubt subside.