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UPDATE: Colorado Rapids sign Manchester City’s Bismark Adjei-Boateng

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The 22-year old midfielder is coming to Colorado!

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UPDATE 1/24: The Colorado Rapids announced today that they have signed Midfielder Bismark “Nana” Adjei-Boateng using TAM, and pending his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa.

Sporting Director Pádraig Smith said this of the signing: “Bringing Nana to the club was a key part of our offseason strategy and we’re delighted to welcome such a promising young talent to our club. He’s a powerful player with the drive and energy to be effective box to box. He possesses great technique and vision and influences the game on both sides of the ball. We’re confident Bismark will make a smooth transition to MLS as he heads into the prime of his career.”

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We’ve been waiting for a rumor. Something. Anything. And now it seems that the soccer gods have tossed us a bone.

Bismark “Nana” Adjei-Boateng is a Ghanian midfielder, and was acquired by Man City in 2011 after graduating from the Right to Dream Academy, and signed with the team in 2012. Nana has been on loan with Strømsgodset IF for the last four years, and has scored 17 goals in 85 appearances with the Norwegian team. The 22-year old has been described as a “fast, ball-winning midfielder,” and would likely replace Jermaine Jones in the #10 position.

Check out some of his best work:

Could he be the speed and distributor that the Rapids are looking for right now or do you think they are looking to develop him into a solid #10?

This also makes me wonder about their commitment to Dillon Powers? Is he on his way out? Or, as someone suggested on our Facebook page, is he more of a threat to Dillon Serna?

UPDATE: The Rapids have entered into negotiations with Manchester City.