Super Eagles legend Tijani Babangida is of the belief that Kelechi Iheanacho joining Manchester City at the very start of his pro life was a very big mistake.

Shortly after the 2013 U17 FIFA World Cup in UAE, Iheanacho signed for Premier League giants Manchester City from Taye Academy of Nigeria.

Argentine gaffer Manuel Pellegrini gave Iheanacho his Premier League debut in August 2015, where he went on to score 15 goals in all competitions that season.

Things got bad for the then Manchester City youngster as he fell off the out of favor with Pep Guardiola who took over the following season.

He however left the Cityzens for Leicester in the summer of 2017.

His move to Leicester City didn’t bring forth fruits due to loss in form and lack of game time. But tides changed this year as he became a key part of Brendan Rodgers side.

In the just concluded season, the 24-year-old had the best season ever in his career, having scored 19 goals across all competitions for the Foxes.

He’s now showing glimpses of what the world knew him of back in 2016.

TJ believes that Iheanacho made a mistake joining Manchester City at the early at of his career but still has the potential to join a bigger club.

He told TribalFootball.com: “I think that if Kelechi Iheanacho had started with a club lower than Manchester City in terms of expectations, it would have been better for him.

“If he had started from Leicester City when he moved to England and he did well, he would have been the talk of the town to move to Manchester United, Real Madrid or any other big clubs.

“But he started from Man City, then moved to Leicester, where he struggled at the beginning before hitting great form this past season.

“Well, if he continues to score goals, he has the potentials to play in bigger clubs. Clubs will not deny any attacker that score goals.”