Cape Town City have agreed the loan of midfielder Ayanda Patosi to UAE side Bani Yas, the club have confirmed.

Patosi returns to the Middle East after a successful six-month loan spell with Iranian side Esteghlal, where he impressed, but the side were not able to afford his outright purchase.

Abu Dhabi-based Bani Yas will have an option to make Patosi’s move permanent at the end of the season.

“Cape Town City and Bani Yas have reached an agreement for midfielder Ayanda Patosi. The deal will see Ayanda spend one year on loan in the UAE Pro League, with an option to buy at a further fixed amount. We wish Pato well as he continues to dominate outside SA borders!” City said via their official Twitter account.