Fringe Super Eagles forward Olarenwaju Kayode won’t be returning to Shakhtar soon after Turkish side Gotzepe signed him on a season loan deal, Fanatik can report.
Gaziantep FK had commenced negotiations with Shakhtar Donetsk to hire the 27-year-old Nigerian striker who scored 10 goals in 27 games last season in the league.
Fanatik reported that Gaziantep move to have Kayode return to the club went up in flames after the former U-17 star demanded a pay rise. But Gaziantep insisted that the club won’t be breaking the bank for him given the huge financial losses triggered by Covid-19 lockdown.
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GAZIANTEP, TURKEY – DECEMBER 29: Kayode (10) of Gaziantep FK celebrates after scoring a goal during the Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Gaziantep FK and BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor in Gaziantep, Turkey on December 29, 2019. (Photo by Kerem Kocalar/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
The 26-year-old initially joined Shakhtar on loan from Manchester City in March 2018 but the deal was made permanent at the end of that season after he scored two goals in six league appearances.
The 26-year-old played 16 matches for the Miners in the 2018-19 campaign, including 10 games in the Ukrainian Premier League.
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