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EPL Role Models: Iheanacho makes 'shock' choices

EPL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 12/01/2017


Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho could be courting controversy having recently made public his Premier League role models.

The 20-year old identified Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as his Premier League role models; choices Manchester City faithfuls may not be comfortable with especially in the case of Rooney.

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For neutrals, Iheanacho's choices are indeed spot on.


Drogba, a legend at Chelsea scored 164 goals in 381 appearances over two spells with the Blues, helping them to win four Premier League titles, three League Cups, four FA Cups, and the Champions League.

Rooney on his part won five EPL titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups, one UEFA Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup title.

Speaking to, Iheanacho, 20, says he hopes to learn from them in order to become a better player in the EPL. 


"I think I was watching Didier Drogba and his team at Chelsea, and Wayne Rooney at Manchester United as well," Iheanacho said.


"They are both players that I am looking up to as well, pick up lessons from them and put in my football as well in the Premier League."


This season, Iheanacho has four goals to his name and has provided three assists in 440 minutes of EPL action