Manchester City academy product in Ukraine to join FC Zorya Luhansk

Former Manchester City youth striker David Faupala has arrived in Ukraine for a medical with FC Zorya Luhansk ahead of potentially joining the Ukrainian Premier League side.

20-year-old Faupala left the Etihad Stadium in November after failing to secure a loan move away in the summer and playing no role in the under-23 side in the months that followed.

According to the local press, free agent Faupala arrived on Tuesday to undergo medical examinations, after which he was scheduled to complete negotiations and arrange a deal.

Faupala, a former France under-18 international, arrived at the City academy from Lens in 2015, with much expected of him. His most famous moment came in the FA Cup in 2016, when Manuel Pellegrini fielded an understrength side that was beaten 5-1 by Chelsea, but Faupala scored City’s only goal and the most memorable of his young career.

He had loan spells at NAC Breda in the Netherlands and relegated League One side Chesterfield before returning to the Etihad in the summer.

If negotiations are successful, Faupala will now be continuing his career in Ukraine, facing the likes of City’s recent Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donetsk.

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