Is it Falcao? Is it Cavani? No, Godsway Donyoh lands Manchester City’s first deadline day signing spot

By Paddy von Behr

Manchester City are up and running this transfer deadline day, announcing the signing of a striker – but rather than Radamel Falcao or Edinson Cavani, it’s Ghanaian Godsway Donyoh.

Donyoh, 18, joins from Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy and will head to Sweden immediately to begin a loan contract with Djurgårdens IF.

Magnus Pehrsson, manager of the Stockholm club, praised the relationship between Djurgårdens and City for sending a talented young striker his way.

“This is a player we quickly took a liking to,” he said.

“I am happy for our relationship with Manchester City which resulted in a loan which will 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 two clubs struck up a relationship last year when City’s development director Patrick Vieira and scouting and recruitment operations manager Fergal Harkin visited the seven-time Swedish champions.

And Donyoh will be hoping to prosper in Scandinavia as a result of the arrangement, like fellow Right to Dream graduate Abu Mohammed.

The 21-year-old midfielder is currently on loan at high-flying Rayo Vallecano in Spain and has four international caps to his name.

The academy is a registered charity that has provided underprivileged Ghanaian youngsters with elite training, leadership philosophy and personal development since 2000.

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