By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana midfielder Mohammed Abu looks set to join Danish club FC Nordsjaelland before the European transfer window shuts on Thursday.
The 21-year-old has struggled for regular first team football since arriving in Spain with Rayo Vallecano on-loan from Manchester City at the beginning of the season.
Abu has only made three appearances for the Madrid-based club which has seen his halted his development as a young prospect.
The Right to Dream Academy graduate hopes to revive his dwindling club fortunes by moving to Denmark.
Abu is expected to be a direct replacement for compatriot Enoch Adu Kofi who left Nortdsjaelland last week to join Belgian giants Club Brugge.
Since joining Man City in 2010, the defensive midfielder has been farmed out on loan to several clubs including Stromsgodset and Eintracht Frankfurt.
His football however thrived most during his stay in Norway with Stromsgodset where he made 35 first team appearances and scored one goal.
It was on the back of this performance that Abu was invited to the Ghana national team as part of the 23-man squad for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.