City midfielder to leave, can help KO United from Champions League

Manchester City's Abdisalam Ibrahim is bound for Olympiakos where he could face Manchester United next month.

While one Manchester City youngster confirmed his potential last night, another looks set to leave the club permanently.

Marcos Lopes was terrific for City against West Ham, putting in a performance soon-to-be ex-teammate Abdisalam Ibrahim could only dream of.

The 22-year-old Norwegian youth international is on the verge of sealing transfer away from Manchester City, to sign with Greek side Olympiakos.

Ibrahim is a central midfielder who is highly rated, yet with the riches available to City boss Manuel Pellegrini he is unlikely to get a look in and has been told he can leave the club this month with his contract set to expire in June.

Over the past 12 months he has found himself linked with Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton and Southampton.

Yet the Greek Superleague could be the ideal learning curve for him, with his only real run of first team football coming on loan at Norwegian club Stromsgodset.

The Star report he is to sign a three-and-a-half year deal with Olympiakos, which brings about an interesting scenario for him next month.

Providing he is registered for Champions League football, for which he remains eligible, Ibrahim has a chance of featuring against City's rivals Manchester United.

You can see the headlines now if he bags a winner,'City's secret agent kills David Moyes' dream.' It may be unexpected but it would certainly be a welcome one for the blue half of Manchester.

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