Fofana signs for Udinese

Udinese have secured the signature of French midfielder Seko Fofana on a permanent deal from Manchester City.

The 21-year-old joined City from Lorient in 2013 and went on to become a regular under the tutelage of Patrick Vieira the following year, after making a handful of appearances for the Elite Development Squad in his debut season.

Following a number of eye-catching performances in 2013/14, Seko was nominated for EDS Player of the Year and subsequently joined Fulham on loan in November 2014, featuring 21 times in the Championship.

In 2015, the youngster was included in the Citizens' first team for their pre-season tour of Australia, where he made two appearances, against Adelaide United and Melbourne City.

A statement from the Premier League club read: "Everyone at the club wishes Seko all the best of luck in his future career."