Ivorian impressed so much while out on loan that the Eastern European decided to buy him.
Manchester City midfield player Abdul Razak has joined big-spending Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala on a permanent contract, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Ivory Coast international started his senior professional career with the mega-rich Premier League club, with Razak joining the Blues’ Elite Development Squad in July 2010 after a year spent in the Crystal Palace youth setup.
And the 20-year-old finally made his City first-team debut when coming on as a late second-half substitute for Spain international David Silva in a Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion in February 2011.
However, despite making four appearances in total in all competitions in the 2011-12 campaign under previous City head coach Roberto Mancini, one of which came in the top flight as the north-west outfit won the title that season, and a handful more last time out, Razak was then loaned out to Anzhi until next summer by new manager Manuel Pellegrini on transfer deadline day.
But the Ivorian has now triggered a clause in the short-term contract that he agreed last month with the Russian giants after playing in a certain number of games for Anzhi which means that his initial season-long loan deal has automatically turned into a permanent move for the midfield player.