Source: Colorado Rapids close to landing Adjei-Boateng from Manchester City

The 22-year-old box-to-box midfielder would fill the void left by the exit of Jermaine Jones.

The Colorado Rapids are close to signing Ghanaian midfielder Bismark Adjei-Boateng from Manchester City, a source with knowledge of the ongoing negotiations told Goal on Friday.  

The move, which would involve a transfer fee, could be finalized as early as next week, when the international transfer window reopens.

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Acquired by Manchester City in 2011 from the Right to Dream academy in Ghana, Adjei-Boateng has spent the last four seasons on loan with Norwegian side Stromsgodset, scoring 17 goals in 85 league appearances.

The 22-year-old would fill the void in Colorado's midfield left by the departure of designated player Jermaine Jones, whose rights were traded to the LA Galaxy earlier this month.