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Official: Seko Fofana leaves Manchester City for Udinese

After reports in recent days of this deal happening, Manchester City and Udinese have today confirmed the departure fo 21-year-old midfielder Seko Fofana to Serie A club Udinese on a five-year deal.

Fofana joined City from Lorient three years ago for an undisclosed fee and was capped by France all the way up to under-19 level. After playing for City’s Elite Development Squad he was sent out on loan to Fulham and Bastia, making a good impression in both stints.

With a year left on his contract and first-team prospects looking slim, Fofana continues his career in Italy. Udinese could pay up to £4 million for the Frenchman after handing over an initial fee of £2.5 million to City. No further clauses have been mentioned, such as whether City have a buy-back option or receive a percentage of any future sale.

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