Ukrainian champions, Shakhtar Donetsk have completed the capture of Nigerian striker Kayode Olarewanju from Manchester City after activating their right to sign the attacker who impressed while on loan last season, AOIFootball.com reports.
Kayode, 25, who joined Shakhtar after a torrid six months in Spain with Girona, put pen to paper on a five-year deal which will see him remain at the club beyond the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“Kayode will continue to play for Shakhtar,” the club’s generals director Sergei Palkin told Shakhtar’s official website.
“We have [exercised our option to sign him] from Manchester City, and he has signed a five-year contract.
“He proved himself well, [Shakhtar head coach] Paulo [Fonseca] is pleased with him.”
The former Austria Vienna goal banger impressed in his first three months with Shakhtar, scoring three goals in eight outings as they retained the Ukrainian league for the 11th time and also guided them to Cup success.
Kayode, however, missed out in the Eagles’ world cup squad but will now hope his permanent switch to Ukraine will earn him a national recall, with the AFCON qualifiers against Seychelles in September very much around the corner.