Premier League champions Manchester City have signed Ghana striker Godsway Donyoh from the African country's Right to Dream (RtD) Academy. The 18-year-old was then immediately loaned to Swedish club Djurgårdens IF, for the remainder of 2013.
"This is a player we quickly took a liking to. I am happy for our relationship with Manchester City which resulted in a loan which hopefully make our team better. The combination that Donyoh is a talented player who fits into our style of play and that Manchester City believes in him makes him an interesting addition to our squad," the Swedish club's manager, Magnus Pehrsson, said.
Donyoh isn't the only youngster from RtD at the Etihad. He will join another 18-year-old talent, Dominic Oduro, has joined Danish club AGF Aarhus on an 18-month loan deal, and Mohammed Abu, whom Sky Sports reports is set to Danish Superliga champions FC Nordsjaelland, having spent the first half of the season on loan at Spanish side Rayo Vallecano.
A fourth signing from the RtD Academy was Thomas Agyiri, who signed last summer. The defensive midfielder was then loaned to Portuguese club Gil Vicente, who are 13th in the Portuguese top flight.
The champions have also agreed loan deals for Adam Drury, Jeremy Helan and Reece Wabara, with Burton Albion, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackpool respectively. All three will stay at their new clubs for the rest of the season.
Balotelli on Manchester City
Mario Balotelli recorded a statement on City's website, after completing a £19m move to Italian side AC Milan. The 22-year-old thanked the club for its support and called City fans the best in England.
"For sure I will remember my brilliant team-mates, the manager and all the supporters. They are the best, they were great with me and I will always have a very special place in my heart for City, it's a great club with a great future. I thank them for all of their support of me. Maybe one day we will see each other again.
"I love the fans at Manchester City; they are the best in England, maybe the world," the ex-Inter Milan forward said.