Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids have tonight announced the signing of 22-year-old midfielder Bismark “Nana” Adjei-Boateng from Manchester City.
— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) January 24, 2017
The young Ghanaian has been on the verge of a move to America for several weeks now, but had to wait for a US visa before the deal could be completed and announced.
He was one of a number of Ghanaians that City have recruited from the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana and has been on loan at Norwegian side Strømsgodset since 2012. None of the Right to Dream players have come close to breaking through to the first-team, but loan moves, often to Scandinavia, have set up careers in professional football for them.
One of the original RtD recruits, Mohammed Abu, has also swapped Europe for the USA, joining Columbus Crew. And yet another former City youngster, Albert Rusnák, recently made the slightly surprising decision to join Real Salt Lake, after being linked with a move to Swansea in the Premier League.
Norwegian news source TV2 has reported that City will receive a fee in the region of £575,000 to £670,000 for Adjei-Boateng.