Mamadou Kane Set For FC Edmonton Loan
UPDATE: The loan move is now official, with Mamadou Kane replacing Julian Ulbricht in the FC Edmonton roster.
Northern Tribune has learned that York United striker Mamadou Kane is set for a loan spell with FC Edmonton.
The 18-year-old striker has struggled for minutes with the Nine Stripes after arriving this season, with the as-yet-unannounced loan move coming after he contributed one assist in thirteen appearances, eleven of which came as a substitute.
Kane arrived to York Lions Stadium after developing through the CF Montreal Academy program. He was expected to crack the Canada U-20 roster, but found himself outside of Mauro Biello’s final selection this summer.
With several new signings now arriving to York United, Kane’s best bid for minutes evidently lies elsewhere, though he remains registered with the Nine Stripes on a two-year deal with an option for an additional season.
The young striker will arrive to a Clarke Stadium set up to reportedly replace another on-loan talent who will be departing the club shortly.
Kane was absent from the bench during yesterday’s two-nil loss to rival side Forge FC, suggesting that the youngster may already be en route to Edmonton.
York United has had a busy transfer window thus far: the club sold star left-back Diyaeddine Abzi in a tidy bit of business, and brought in three much-needed reinforcements in Ronan Kratt, Tass Mourdoukoutas, and Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio. It is expected that the club will soon bring in one more U-23 international to reinforce the club’s left flank, and will still have room for one more domestic signing after that.
Kane becomes the fifth York United athlete to be loaned to FC Edmonton this year, behind Felix N’sa, Julian Ulbricht, Tobias Warschewski, and Azriel Gonzalez. Despite the majority of their squad being on-loan talent, they rest just one point behind York United in league standings.
Neither club has yet to confirm Mamadou Kane’s loan move.