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Portuguese Club Sporting Lisbon Eager To Sign Ajayi From Unwilling Al Ahly

Portuguese Club Sporting Lisbon Eager To Sign Ajayi From Unwilling Al Ahly

By Adeboye Amosu:
Portuguese club, Sporting Lisbon, have emerged as the favourites to sign Nigerian forward, Junior Ajayi from Egyptian side, Al Ahly this summer, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Ajayi, 22, joined Al Ahly in September, 2016 from Tunisian club, CS Sfaxien and has established himself as one of the key members of the team.


He has attracted interest from a number of European clubs with Al Ahly adamant they won’t part with one of their most important players.

CSN scooped from a source close to the former Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan player, that Sporting Lisbon who finished third in the Portuguese league during the just concluded season and will compete in the Europa League next term, are now in pole position to secure Ajayi’s services.

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“There is a possibility that Junior will leave Al Ahly very soon with Sporting Lisbon as his destination,” the source informed CSN.

“Talks are still ongoing but you know in transfer dealings, things can change at any time as they are not the only club who want to sign him.”

The former Shooting Stars of Ibadan player has made 32 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils this season and has scored nine goals and delivered 11 assists.

Super Eagles coaches didn’t select him in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia despite earning his first call-up for the team’s friendly games against Poland and Serbia.

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  • Sint. 4 years ago

    I really thought that Coach Salisu Yusuf should have invited him during Atletico Madrid match.

    • You’re absolutely on point that Junior Ajajyi should have been invited for Athletico Madrid friendly. Ajajyi has developed into a complete matured striker with strong physicality and amazing goal scoring ability.

  • If he keeps improving, his era is looming in Super Eagles. Just keep your head up

  • David Ekpe 4 years ago

    Play for sporting Lisbon n super eagle bet will be yours in the future

  • coaching job ain’t a joke, you look at the boys in the eyes, but still axe them out of the team. It is difficult, it is however unavoidable, best wishes Rohr


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