Belgians side Westerlo have reached an agreement with Premier League champions Manchester City to sign Nigeria-eligible forward Adedire Mebude on a permanent deal.
The 19-year-old who joined Manchester City youth team in 2020 is set to be on his way out of the Etihad Stadium. He was also on the radar of Dutch giants AZ Alkmaar who had previously submitted a bid for the player along with Waterloo.
According to football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City opted to sell the player to Belgium also adding a buy-back clause into his contract.
“Westerlo are set to sign Adedire Mebude on a permanent deal from Man City. Belgian club win race despite AZ interest as an agreement has been reached,” the Italian football transfer expert tweeted.
“Man City will have a buy-back clause as always, as reported yesterday.”
The 19-year-old has been compared to former City and Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez.
Born in London, Adedire Mebude grew up in Scotland and has gone on to represent the Scottish national teams at the U-16, U-19, and U-21s but he is also eligible to represent England and Nigeria at senior level.