French club Amiens is actively seeking to resolve the transfer deadlock involving Super Eagles striker Olanrewaju Kayode, whose anticipated move to the club encountered complications on Wednesday, the January transfer deadline day.
Kayode, linked with a loan move to the struggling Ligue 1 club throughout January, was in France to finalize the deal from Manchester City. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the transaction was not completed by the deadline.
In an official statement on Thursday, Amiens SC expressed their eagerness to address the situation surrounding Nigerian international striker Larry Kayode. The club clarified that all parties involved had reached an agreement within the stipulated international regulations. However, for administrative reasons, the transfer was not validated.
“The three clubs concerned (Manchester City, Girona FC, and Amiens SC) are currently working on the follow-up to this case, and on possible solutions. The final decision will be taken by the football authorities after the evaluation of the file,” the statement read.
Regardless of the outcome, Amiens SC assured its commitment to building a competitive team and thanked the loyal supporters for their ongoing dedication to the club’s primary goal of maintaining a position in Ligue 1 Conforama.
Olanrewaju Kayode, who joined Manchester City last summer and was loaned to Girona in LaLiga, has seen limited playing time. Amiens, currently 15th in the Ligue 1 table with 25 points, is just one point away from the relegation places, highlighting the significance of resolving the transfer matter swiftly.