Olanrewaju makes Shaktar move permanent

Nigerian striker Olanrewaju Kayode has completed a permanent move to Shakhtar Donetsk for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old Nigeria international, who only arrived from Austria Vienna last August, did not make a single appearance for City.

Kayode's season-long loan deal at Spanish side Girona ended prematurely in March after he failed to score in just two starts and 12 substitute appearances for the La Liga club, which prompted his loan move to Shakhtar.

The Super Eagle made a greatrer impression in the Ukraine, scoring three goals in eight appearances and winning a league and cup double. Shakhtar have now exercised an option to make the deal permanent.

"Kayode will continue to play for Shakhtar after we bought his transfer from Manchester City and he has signed a five-year deal," Shakhtar general director Sergei Palkin told the club's official website. 

"He really proved himself well, Paulo (Shakhtar manager) Fonseca is pleased with him."

Kayode's contract will run until 2022.

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