Premier League side Manchester City have reportedly agreed terms with another Nigerian forward Larry Kayode.
The former Austria Vienna man was pictured at City’s training ground. The club is expected to loan the player out to Girona for further development before he returns to join fully.
Newcastle United were also linked to the Nigerian but the Cityzens beat them to the signature of the 24-year old. Pep Guardiola recently sold a Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho to Leicester City as he dropped in the pecking order at the Etihad.
The Spaniard has Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and Berndo Silva all upfront. With wingbacks joining the team, there were limited spots. Kayode, whose full first name is Olanrewaju, started his pro career at Red Bull Ghana before moving to Ivorian side ASEC Mimosas. Mimosas is famed for producing African stars that exceled in the Premier League like former Arsenal and Sunderland man Emmanuel Eboue, former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Kolo Toure and Chelsea Champions League winner Salomon Kalou.
Kayode played in Israel for Maccabi Netanya before moving to Vienna two years back. He was recently invited to the Nigerian national team for his exploits in Austria. City swooped in on the talented player with the hope of reaping the benefits in future.
City has close ties with Girona where they visited in a four-day training camp. The club is part owned by Guardiola’s brother Pere. His football agency Media Base acquired major stake in 2015. Since then, City have had close ties with the club.
The La Liga side are even expected to become part of City Football Group. Other Man City players like Aleix Garcia, Pablo Maffeo, Douglas Luiz and Marlos Moreno are already on loan at Girona.