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Official: Shakhtar Donetsk sign Olarenwaju Kayode from Manchester City on 5-year deal

Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk have confirmed the permanent signing of Nigerian forward Olarenwaju ‘Larry’ Kayode from Manchester City.

The 25-year-old joined Shakhtar on an initial loan deal in March after a move to Ligue 1 side Amiens collapsed over bureaucratic reasons in January.

Kayode impressed on loan in the Ukraine, scoring 3 goals in 8 appearances, and it was enough for Shakhtar to trigger their option to buy him. No fee has been disclosed.

Shakhtar general director Sergei Palkin told the club’s official website: “Kayode will continue to play for Shakhtar. We redeemed him from Manchester City and he has signed a five-year contract. He proved himself well, Paulo (Fonseca) is pleased with him.”

Signed from Austria Wien last summer for £3.5million, Kayode struggled on loan at Girona but has now found a new home at the Champions League regulars.

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