Man City set to complete Kayode signing

Manchester City are to complete the signing of Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode from Austria Vienna on a four-year deal and then send him on a season-long loan to Spanish side Girona.

 

Girona are owned by a consortium headed by City manager Pep Guardiola's brother Pere.

The 24-year-old Kayode finished as the top scorer in Austria's top flight last season with 17 goals in 33 games.

Kayode had been linked with a move to Newcastle United.

City are yet to officially announce the deal for Kayode.

He scored 24 goals in 48 matches for Vienna last season, including two goals in two games against Roma in the Europa League.

Kayode, who has also played for ASEC Mimosas in the Ivory Coast, FC Luzern in Switzerland Maccabi Netanya in Isreal. He represented Nigeria at the 2009 and 2011 Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups respectively.

He made his debut for Nigeria in a friendly against Senegal in March and has three caps for the three-time African Champions.

 

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