By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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Ghanaian wunderkind Bismark Adjei-Boateng is bound for lengthy spell on the sidelines with a protracted knee injury, Norwegian champions Stromsgodset have confirmed.
The 19-year-old has already been out since last September and is not likely to take be active until June.
English giants Manchester City, who own the former Right to Dream Academy graduate, have asked the player to return to the Etihad and undergo a knee surgery within the coming weeks.
After failing to improve his condition during Stromsgodset's pre-season camping in La Manga Spain, City have asked knee specialists to attend to the talented Ghanaian youngster who bagged seven league goals in 13 appearances.
Nana is expected to undergo surgery and the rehabilitation is expected to take three months to complete.
However it is unclear whether the midfielder will remain in City to undergo his rehab or return to Norway.
"We will have a meeting with the City before the weekend, and we shall discuss this. But it is only natural that he'll stay with City since it is they who own him," Stroms Sporting Director Flo said.
Stromsgodset are already feeling the loss to the influential youngster and have signed three new players (including Mohammed Abu) in his place as they seek to begin their title defence.
"The disappointment with Nana. That's part of why we have included three new players in midfield," Flo added.
Nana is among few Ghanaian players who won trophies last season after helping Stromsgodset lift the Norwegian Eliteserien title together with Razak Nuhu and Adam Kwarasey.