English Premier League giants Manchester City have announced the signing of KV Mechelen defender Issa Kabore.

Kabore, capped once by Burkina Faso, joined Mechelen from Rahimo in the Burkina Faso top-flight in 2019.

In a statement, City noted: “Manchester City have completed the signing of Issa Kaboré from Mechelen, subject to international clearance.

“The 19-year-old, who plays as a right-back, has put pen to paper on a five-year deal but will remain at Mechelen on loan for the duration of the 2020-21 season.

“Everyone at City would like to extend a warm welcome to Issa and we all wish him well during his time at the Club.”

The Stallions star scored one goal and registered two assists in eight games for the Belgian outfit in the 2019/2020 season.

Kabore made his senior Burkina Faso debut in June 2019 during an international friendly against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Festus Chuma

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