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Camron Gbadebo, Sammy Robinson, and Luke Bolton complete permanent switches from Manchester City

Transfer deadline day has been busy at the City Football Academy offices. The signing of Julian Alvarez from River Plate was confirmed earlier in the day, with several academy players making moves away from the club, either on loan or in a permanent transfer.


Camron Gbadebo, the 19 year old centre-back completed a permanent transfer to Colchester United on a 'short term permanent deal'. The central defender joined City's academy in the winter transfer window in 2019/20, from Leicester City's academy. Gbadebo had previously spent the 2nd half of the 2020/21 season out on loan at AFC Fylde, in the 6th tier of English football.

Sammy Robinson, the 20-year-old defender has also completed a permanent transfer to Port Vale. The young defender is capable of playing anywhere across the backline and has been in the City academy for over 3 years. Port Vale Director of Football David Flitcroft has confirmed that City have included a sell-on clause in the deal:

"Manchester City have opted to include a sell-on clause, which shows that they have the belief that the player has the ability to do well and make a name for himself."

Luke Bolton completed a free transfer to Salford City today. Bolton was involved in some pre-season games at City but was never really close to breaking into the first team at any point of his career at the Etihad Stadium. The 22-year-old winger had spent most of his time away on loan in the last 3 seasons, with him plying his trade at Wycombe, Luton and then Dundee United in Scotland, in successive seasons.

Photo courtesy of Salford City Football Club

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