Olarenwaju Kayode has revealed in an interview that Newcastle United made an approach for him in the summer transfer window.

The 24 year old Nigerian international striker eventually signed for Manchester City on a four year deal.

Olarenwaju Kayode was playing for Austria Vienna last season and ended up top scorer in the Austrian top tier.

The striker was instantly loaned out to La Liga side Girona for the 2017/18 season.

Girona is one of the ever expanding clubs that the Manchester City owners are involved with.

They own just under half of the Spanish club now, with Pep Guardiola’s brother also owning just under half the shares in Girona.

Kayode has been involved in all five of their La Liga matches this season, though has only started one, coming off the bench in the other four.

Tonight sees Girona up against Barcelona and the striker will be hoping to get his chance.

Whether he ever gets a chance at Manchester City is a longshot.

Olarenwaju Kayode speaking to Sport5:

”A lot of teams in Europe approached me after the last season – Alaves, Malaga, CSKA Moscow, Spartak Moscow and Newcastle.

”I did not know how to digest it and I had a hard time deciding, until the offer came from Manchester City.

“They came to see me in Austria and told me that they believed in me very much, so I went for medical tests in England, where I met Pep Guardiola, the coach.

“When I saw the papers that Manchester City approached me, I was really excited and did not believe it.

“He (Pep Guardiola) told me that I had a great talent and he was following me for a long period of time, and Pep stressed that I was a good player for him and I should join City”.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    1 of a 1,000 on the famous Radar

    • Simon Ritter

      Is that “the famous Radar” or “the famous Ryder”?

      • MichaelMaximusMoose


  • Steve Pearce

    Flaming hell – its a pity we didn’t get him as the attempts at pronouncing his first name by drunken Toon fans would have been hilarious!

  • Toonarden

    Don’t kid yourself son. City, like Chelsea, just like to sign any decent player just to keep them out of the hands of their Premiership opponents.
    You’ll probably play for half a dozen clubs worldwide on loan before they decide they don’t want you and send you permanently to the likes of Ipswich or Derby.

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      City and Chelsea are becoming a player rental company.

  • Martyn Parker

    This is a very dirty deal, done to keep pep happy, much the same as Lejeune

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Explain that one? I agree Kayode’s deal stinks, he was supposedly almost done and dusted, his agent then alerted city and we were trumped

      • Martyn Parker

        Lejeune was signed as a personal favour to Pep and then immediately loaned to the team his brother owns

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          Lejeune plays us! If you mean Kayode, yes I agree it stinks but more about City just making sure teams like us don’t get a look in

          • Martyn Parker

            Bollicks Lejeune was a man city player before being sold to the spanish side as a personal favour to pep cos his brother owns the club, know what you are talking about before posting

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Eibar? I thought st pep had links with Girona?

            Cut the agression, there’s a good lad, I was just asking.

  • Biggs Darklighter

    Sunderlands going down and sunderlands going down, sunderlands going down, sunderlands going down!

  • Lord

    Join City, go to La Liga on loan, sit on the bench for most of the season.

    Are these players dumb?

    Why not join a club where you play week in week out, embed yourself in the team and improve yourself as a player by actually playing.

    • Geordiegiants

      Money that’s why!

  • Oooh bobbi fleckman

    This is old news, I referenced it back in the debate over Mike Ashley not being rich enough and Man City’s riches affecting us as they mop up players simply because others are interested in them.