Nigerian Defender Signs For Manchester City

Nigerian Defender Signs For Manchester City

Manchester City have signed Nigerian defender Camron Gbadebo from Premier League rivals Leicester City following a successful trial, various reports in the English press claim – including Foxes Hub.

According to AllNigeriaSoccer, Gbadebo will be departing Leicester after just nine appearances for their U18 team in the U18 Premier League.

The youngster previously turned out for the youth teams of Crystal Palace and Watford before he was acquired by Leicester City in 2018.

Writing on Instagram, Gbadebo said: “I'm so happy to announce that I’ve signed for @mancity.

“Thank you to everyone that has supported me on my journey so far. This is only just the beginning!”

Gbadebo, 17, joins Flying Eagles invitee Timi Sobowale, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Nathanael Ogbeta, Gavin Bazunu, Samuel Edozie and Felix Nmecha at the Manchester City Academy.

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He is a product of the Kinetic Foundation Academy in South London, the same academy that produced Nigeria internationals Joe Aribo and Josh Maja.

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