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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Olarenwaju Kayode: Manchester City sign Nigerian striker

Olarenwaju Kayode

Following his impressive outing last season, City beat a host of other interested clubs to sign Kayode.

Manchester City have completed the signing of Nigerian striker Olarenwaju Kayode from Austrian side FK Austria Wien.

Kayode had a very impressing season last year, scoring 17 league goals in 33 league games to finish top goal scorer in the Austrian top division and 24 goals in total.

Following his impressive outing last season, a host of clubs were after him with Newcastle United close to signing him.

A conversation with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, however, convinced him to sign for the former Premier League champions.

 

The striker had his medical last week and has been loaned out to Spanish side Girona FC where four other City players are to spend the 2017-18 season.

Kayode began his career with Red Bull Ghana an d has played for the likes ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast, Heartland in Nigeria and Israeli club Maccabi Netanya.

ALSO READ: Watch Kayode's Super Eagles initiation

 

Born in Ibadan, the 24-year-old has just one Super Eagles cap, making his debut in Super Eagles 1-1 friendly against Senegal in March.

Kayode played for the Nigeria national under-17 football team the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup and also represented Nigeria in the U-20s.



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