Right to Dream graduate Bismark Adjei-Boateng has penned a new deal with Manchester City after completing a successful year on loan with Norwegian champions Stromsgodset.
The Ghanaian youngster lined alongside club team-mates Abdisalam Ibrahim and fellow RtD graduate Razak Nuhu and impressed from midfield, scoring eight goals in 20 games as Stromsgodset won their first title in 43 years.
Boateng has been Ghana’s most prolific midfielder in Europe this season following his exploits in Norway.
With the season now over, Boateng, a product of the Right to Dream Academy, has flown back to Manchester to pen his new deal with Manuel Pellegrini and will now take a short break in Ghana before returning to Norway for another season.
“I enjoyed playing alongside Abdi and playing my first full season at senior level,” said Boateng. “I had to work my way into the team, starting mainly from the bench and then earning a regular starting spot.”
“The race for the title went until the final day of the season because Rosenberg could still overtake us. We were playing third-placed Haugesund but we won 4-0 to make sure we were champions.
“It’s been so many years that our fans just went crazy and were partying in the streets. Now we have the chance of entering next season’s Champions League, though we have to go through a qualifying process first,” he added.
A fast, ball-winning midfielder, Boateng models his game on Yaya Toure and is hoping to play alongside him for the Blues one day.
Boateng said: “I’m looking forward to playing for Stromsgodset again but further down the line, I can’t wait to come back and train alongside players like Yaya Toure at City.
“I’m going to go home to Ghana for a month now and see my father, two kid sisters and brother.”