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Manchester City lands Ukraine winger from FC Ufa, according to report

FC Lokomotiv Moscow v FC Ufa - Russian Premier League

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MARCH 13: Renat Yanbayev (R) of FC Lokomotiv Moscow challenged by Oleksandr Zinchenko of FC Ufa during the Russian Premier League match between FC Lokomotiv Moscow and FC Ufa at Lokomotiv Stadium on March 13, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Epsilon/Getty Images)

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It wasn’t that long ago that Oleksandr Zinchenko hadn’t appeared in a single match at the senior level.

Now he’s played 31 times in the Russian Premier League, played twice in EURO 2016’s group stage for Ukraine and -- reportedly -- landed a move to Manchester City.

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Zinchenko, 19, moved from Shakhtar Donetsk to FC Ufa in 2015, making 31 appearances and scoring a pair of goals.

He played for Ukraine’s U-19s, U-21s, and full national team in 2015 on a near meteoric rise through their system.

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