Ahly Close To $1m Junior Ajayi Deal

Ahly Close To $1m Junior Ajayi Deal

 

Nigerian forward Junior Ajayi is on the verge of completing a summer move to Egyptian league champions Ahly from Tunisia's Sfaxien, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Having sent Gabon striker Malick Evouna to China's Tianjin Teda in return of a hefty $8million price tag just a few days ago, Ahly were understood to be on the lookout for a top-notch foreign replacement.

The Cairo giants have reportedly tabled a $1million bid for the services of the 20-year-old, who has been named to Nigeria's U-23 man squad for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer.

As talks between the two sides reach their final stages, Ahly seem to be on course to acquire Ajayi – who plays as a left winger for the Tunisian club.

Ahly have been keen to beef up their attacking department following the departure of Evouna, who scored 12 league goals in his side's triumphant campaign last season, and the expected $6 million move of highly-rated winger Ramadan Sobhi to English Premier League side Stoke City.

The 38-time Egyptian league champions have been underwhelming as of late, having slipped to the bottom of their CAF Champions League Group A with zero points following two defeats at the hands of Zambia's ZESCO and Ivory Coast's ASEC Mimosa.

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