Olarenwaju Kayode Joins Shakhar Donetsk On Loan From Manchester City

Olarenwaju Kayode has joined Shakhtar Donetsk on loan from Manchester City  until the end of the season.

The Ukrainian reigning champions also have an option to make the deal permanent.

On the back of a superb 2016-17 campaign at Swiss outfit, Austria Wien, Kayode signed a four-year contract with City, but was immediately shipped out on loan to Spanish La Liga side Girona.

His stay at the Estadi Montilivi outfit was marred by fitness issues and a dip in form, and thus, was unable to break into the plans of Pablo Machín. The pacy striker made only 12 league appearances and had no goal to show forth.

On Friday, Shakhtar confirmed a deal for the Nigerian striker on their official website.

“FC Shakhtar signed a deal with the Manchester City striker Olarenwaju Kayode,” read a statement on club website.

“The loan agreement will be effective until the end of the 2017/18 season and includes the buyout option.

“He played for Luzern (Switzerland), Maccabi Netanya (Israel) and Austria Wien (Austria). At the Vienna-based club, he became the top scorer of the Austrian league 2016/17.

“In August 2017, he signed a four-year deal with Manchester City, England. Kayode spent the first half of the current season on loan at Girona FC [12 apps in the La Liga].”

Kayode will be hoping to recapture the sort of form that turned the head of runaway English Premier League leaders, Manchester City – especially with the World Cup a few months away.


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