Manchester City-owned Nigerian striker Olarenwaju “Larry” Kayode is still waiting for his future to be clarified after reportedly being on the verge of a loan switch to Amiens since January 16.
The Ligue 1 club want to take 24-year-old Kayode for the remainder of the season, with an option to buy him in the summer, which would cut short a disappointing loan spell at City’s partner club in Spain, Girona FC.
The deal had seemed to be progressing and down to the ‘final details’ only for silence to follow.
The source of the Kayode to Amiens news, Tristan Molineri of RMC Sport, posted an update today on Twitter about where this deal is at.
Info @RMCsport Amiens toujours dans l’attente pour l’attaquant de @ManCity « Larry » Kayode. Les positions sont proches depuis plusieurs jours, mais les Citizens ont des dossiers prioritaires à ficeler avant de régler le cas du Nigerian. Amiens toujours confiant #mercato
— Tristan Molineri (@TristanMolineri) January 27, 2018
Molineri states that Amiens are still waiting for Kayode and that an agreement has been ‘close’ for days now. However, City have bigger priorities, one of them Aymeric Laporte, to tie up before dealing with the future of Kayode, who was most likely signed to benefit Girona and/or sell on for profit in future.
The French journalist adds that Amiens remain very confident of securing a loan deal for last season’s Austrian Bundesliga top scorer before the transfer deadline.
Kayode has reportedly been unhappy with his situation in Catalonia, having featured for just 375 minutes in the La Liga season so far.
Turkish sides Bursaspor and Yeni Malatyaspor, as well as an unnamed Austrian side, have also shown interest in ‘Larry’, but if all goes well, he’ll be playing in France’s top-flight for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and possibly beyond.
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