Norwegian starlet on his way out of the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim is to leave the Etihad Stadium after agreeing to join Norwegian side Stromsgodset on a short-term loan deal until the end of June.
The 21-year-old, capped at under-21 level by Norway, has played just three times for City since joining the club from Fjellhamar, who gave him his first professional start in football at the age of 16. The tall midfielder is likened to Yaya Toure and Patrick Vieira.
Having failed to force his way into the first-team reckoning at big-spending City, where he has been behind the likes of Toure, David Silva and Gareth Barry amongst others, Ibrahim has been sent on loan spells at Scunthorpe, Dutch top-flight side NEC Nijmegen and Stromsgodset in Norway to gain experience. He was not given place in City’s 25-man Premier League squad for the 2012/13 season.
His latest loan spell with Stromsgodset in Norway’s Tippeligaen in 2012 saw him make 11 appearances and score three times and the club have moved to sign him again until June 30 despite interest from Premier League Sunderland and West Brom, both of which had considered signing him on loan.
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