Camron Gbadebo: Man City sign 17-year-old defender from Leicester City

Camron Gbadebo: Man City sign 17-year-old defender from Leicester City

- Camron Gbadebo has successfully completed his switch to Manchester City

- The highly-rated defender joined the English champions from Leicester U-18 academy

- At Man City academy, Gbadebo will join Flying Eagles invitee Fisayo Dele-Bashiru

Manchester City have completed the signing of highly-rated Nigerian-born star Camron Gbadebo from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.

The 17-year-old centre-half defender made a successful switch from Leicester City U-18 academy to Etihad Stadium following his successful trial.

Gbadebo made 11 appearances for the Foxes Under-18s after joining in the summer of 2018 and made his last appearances for the former English champions during a 5-1 victory against Swansea City in October.

After completing his move to Manchester, the young prodigy could not curtain his excitement as he went to photo-sharing platform Instagram to announce the next challenge of his career.

“I’m so happy to announce that I’ve signed for @mancity,” Gbadebo wrote on Instagram.

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

Gbadebo, a product of Kinetic Foundation Academy in South London which produced Nigerian stars Joe Aribo and Josh Maja, had a brief stint Crystal Palace and Watford.

At Man City Academy, the respected defender will join Flying Eagles invitee Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Felix Nmecha, Nathanael Ogbeta, Gavin Bazunu, Samuel Edozie and Timi Sobowale.

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Earlier had reported that Super Eagles star Ogenyi Onazi has joined Turkish Super League side Denizlispor as a free agent hours after announcing his departure from Trabzonspor on the same day.

The Nigerian football star who won the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2013 spent most part of 2019 on the sidelines due to the terrible injury he suffered on December 24, 2018.

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