By James, Michael Igiri
Manchester City are set to sign Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode on a four-
year deal from Austria Vienna, and send him on a season-long loan to Spanish side
Girona, BBC Sport reports.
The 24-year- old striker finished as the top scorer in Austria’s top flight last season
with 17 goals in 33 games.
Kayode had hitherto been linked with a move to Newcastle United who had lost 2-0 to
last season’s runner up Tottenham in an opening game of the 2017/2018 EPL season
leaving them on the 18 th position after the opening day of the English league.
He scored 24 goals in 48 matches for Vienna last season, including two goals in two
games against Roma in the Europa League.
Four other City players are to spend the 2017-18 season at newly-promoted La Liga
Brazilian £10.7m midfielder Douglas Luiz, right-back Pablo Maffeo, midfielder
Aleix Garcia and Colombian winger Marlos Moreno have all signed loan deals with
the Spanish club.
City are however yet to officially announce the deal for Kayode.
The Nigerian Striker has also played for ASEC Mimosas in the Ivory Coast, Luzern in
Switzerland and Maccabi Netanya in Isreal. He represented Nigeria at the 2009 and
2011 Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups respectively.
He made his senior debut for Nigeria in a friendly against Senegal in March and has
three caps for the three-time African champions.