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Kayode: Sivasspor sign Shakhtar Donetsk striker on loan again


The Nigeria international will continue his career in the Turkish top-flight next season

Sivasspor have announced the signing of Olarenwaju Kayode for another season-long loan from Shakhtar Donetsk.

The move would be Kayode’s second stint with the Yigidos after he spent last season on loan with them in the Turkish Super Lig.

During the 2020-21 campaign, the former Manchester City and Girona striker contributed 11 goals and two assists in 40 appearances across all competitions for Sivasspor.

He has spent the last two seasons in the Turkish top-flight in Sivas and Gaziantep.

The 28-year-old joined Shakhtar permanently in 2018 after impressing on an initial loan deal.

After completing the move and his medicals, Kayode joined the rest of Riza Calimbay’s team at their training camp in Gerede where they preparing for the 2021-22 season.

“Our Demir Grup Sivasspor has tied Olarenwaju Kayode back to their colors,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“An agreement has been reached with Shakhtar Donetsk for the loan of our football player Olarenwaju Kayode, whose contract has expired at the end of the season, until the end of the 2021-2022 season.

“Olarenwaju Kayode joined our camp in Gerede district of Bolu. Kayode, who played for us 40 times in Super League, Turkish Cup and UEFA Europa League last season, had 11 goals and made 2 assists.

“We state that we are happy to see Olarenwaju Kayode among us again, and we wish success under our red-white jersey.”


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