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oungster Mohammed Abu has joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a six-month loan with an option to extend until 2013.
The 20-year-old will spend January on international duty with Ghana at the African Cup of Nations, after which time he will move to Frankfurt.
If he impresses by June, the 2. Bundesliga side have the option to prolong his loan deal a further year.
"He is certainly not yet the same as a very big signing, but a great talent," Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner said, according to Wiesbadener Kurier.
"[The signing of Abu] is a first attempt in the framework of our partnership with Manchester City."
City will play Swindon on Tuesday 17th January 2012, this however could be put back by 24 hours if Swindon have to replay their FA Cup fixture against Wigan Athletic
The FA Youth cup fourth round tie will take place at the County Ground with a 7pm kick off
The reserve game at Morecambe has been postponed.
A Football League official inspected the Globe Arena this morning and with further bad weather forecast, the game has been postponed until a later date
Some interesting points associated with this game Swindon have an Alex Ferguson in their line up and their are also family connections associated with MCRAA as a member of our team has a cousin that is in the Swindon youth squad and was a substitute in their recent cup win over Birmingham City
A return for Alex Henshall to his old club, the full draw is as follows...
Ties must be played by Saturday 21 January 2012.
1 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton
2 Charlton Athletic v Leicester City
3 Cardiff City v Stevenage or Tottenham Hotspur
4 Queens Park Rangers v Everton
5 Reading v West Bromwich Albion
6 Stoke City v Brentford
7 Burnley v Ipswich Town
8 Blackburn Rovers v Bristol Rovers or Coventry City
9 Swindon Town v Manchester City
10 Nottingham Forest v Wigan Athletic
11 Norwich City v Chelsea
12 Portsmouth v Swansea City
13 Manchester United v Derby County
14 Newcastle United v Watford
15 West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion
16 Peterborough United v Fulham
Chelsea are facing a fight to keep hold of one of their prize assets after it emerged Manchester City are tracking teenager Conor Hunte.
City would be able to lure the midfield player away from London
for a nominal fee under the new Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP), which will come into force next summer
Marcos Paulo MesquitaLopes, known in the soccer world by Ron, was recently confirmed at Manchester City
Date of Birth: 28th December 1995
This is a player we have known about for some time, he even appeared for City in a tournament in the Ukraine, but we have not mentioned anything until it came to the general publics attention
Hyped as the next big thing to come out in Portuguese Football, Man City snapped up Marcos
Lopes, most known as Ronny, a Portuguese 15 year old, left footed, attacking midfielder of Benfica's youth team.
As he wasn't 16 (the legal age to sign contracts) Man City stole him and only had to pay the formation rights -> around 1M and his family also got a house as exchange for moving to Manchester
The young athlete has even had the opportunity to bid farewell to his companions,
who certainly mourn the departure of this talented player with great creativity that it is preferably in the center of the ground, and may the power of your left foot act as a skilled interior left
on the same ward as a technicist far left that offers fantasy football of his
Under-16 National Team by, Ron no longer bear the status of one of the greatest
talents in existing Campus Box Football Academy to join the Manchester City,
Perhaps a small fee for the millionaire English club, the amount paid by Manchester City Benfica struck by the fact that it involved a player from such a young age, having at the 15 year old 'sky blues' invested an amount close to a million euros ,an amount agreed between the two players for a player who, remember, had just signed a contract for training for its youth, hoping thereby to the British have made an excellent acquisition for the future.
Translated from a Portugese football forum
Finally Blackpool and City have agreed a date for their Lancashire Senior Cup Tie. The match will be played at Bloomfield Road on Monday 9th January 2012, with a 2pm kick off