The striker has impressed on his loan stint in Belgium with 21 goal in 40 appearances across all competitions so far this season and Anderlecht are keen on keeping him beyond the current campaign.

 

Nmecha does not have a purchase option in his contract, and his future is in the hands of his parent club Manchester City, where he is due back at the end of this term. 

 

 

The 22-year-old scored twice in Anderlecht’s 3-3 draw with Club Brugge in a Jupiler Pro League Championship Round clash on Thursday and stressed his team need to be much better next season to really challenge for the title.

 

However, when pressed on whether he was indicating he would remain at Anderlecht for another season, Nmecha remained coy and insisted the interviewer was reading between the lines.

 

 

“Things must be better next year”, Nmecha told Eleven Sports Belgium following his team’s draw with Club Brugge.

 

“Will I stay next year?

 

 

“You are reading between the lines.”

 

Nmecha will enter the final 12 months of his contract at Manchester City this summer and they are yet to let the player know whether he is part of their long-term plans.