In a significant transfer development, Super Eagles striker Olanrewaju Kayode has officially joined Ukrainian top-tier club Shakhtar Donetsk from Manchester City. The move, confirmed by both Girona’s official Twitter handle and Shakhtar Donetsk’s website, sees Kayode signing a short-term deal with the former Ukrainian champions.
The Nigerian striker, who was on loan from Manchester City to Girona, experienced a goalless stint in his 13 appearances for Girona but notably contributed with assists during his time with the Spanish club.
A tweet from the official Girona Twitter account conveyed the news, stating, “Nigeria striker, Larry Kayode will play for Shakhtar Donetsk till the end of the season. Good luck @larrykaz7_boi.” The player’s move to Shakhtar Donetsk marks a shift from his loan arrangement with Girona.
At 24 years old, Kayode has traversed various football landscapes, having been the top scorer for Austria Wein in the previous season. His career also includes a spell with Maccabi Netanya.
The transfer to Shakhtar Donetsk provides Kayode with a fresh opportunity to showcase his talents and contribute to the team’s ambitions. As the Nigerian forward embarks on this new chapter in his career, football enthusiasts will keenly observe his performance in the Ukrainian top division.