Highly rated midfielder granted City exit.
Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim has been handed a free transfer by the club in order for him to move on and establish his career elsewhere, Sky Sports reports.
The 22-year-old is a product of City’s youth academy and is currently on loan with Norwegian side Stromsgodset, but that arrangement has a clause in his contract that allows him to move on should another club make an approach for his services.
The Norwegian under-21 international is currently heading into the final year of his contract at the Etihad and new boss Manuel Pellegrini is ready to let him leave as it doesn’t look as though he will have much scope for moving up the pecking order this season.
However, it’s not thought that he will be left wanting for long as a number of club’s are said to be interested in landing his signature after his impressive displays for Stromsgodset have firmly put him in the shop window this summer.
Crystal Palace, West Brom, Newcastle, Swansea, Hull and Scottish champions Celtic are all thought to be keen and have been keeping an eye on his progress in the Tippeligaen.
The Somalian born midfielder wants to be playing regular first team football at this stage of his career and is hoping to resolve his future as soon as possible.
“Yes, it’s true the club gave me a free transfer last week and my advisors are speaking with clubs at this stage,” Ibrahim told Sky Sports.
“I’m hoping to have my future sorted in the next couple of weeks hopefully by mid August.
“Stromsgodset have been really good to me and I have developed so much here, but now I would like to test myself at the highest level which is playing in the Premier League week in week out.”