Nigeria Under-23s forward Junior Ajayi has agreed to a transfer reportedly worth $2.5m (800,000000NGN) to join Egyptian giants Al-Ahly from CSS Sfaxien of Tunisia.
Ajayi will sign a four year deal with the Cairo based side, and will team up with the team after Nigeria’s campaign at the Olympics, where he is set to lead the line for the Nigeria Under-23s.
The forward who joined Sfaxien from Nigeria Premier League side Shooting Stars, will according to his agent Mohammed Ouaddeni, replace Gabonese International Malick Evouna who left the Egyptian side for Chinese team Tianjin Teda.
“The deal is 100% done, Al Ahly and Sfaxien have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of Ajayi to Al Ahly,” Mahmoud Ouaddeni told CBC channel.
“Announcement of the deal will take place in the coming hours. The player will sign the contract via e-mail due to his presence with the Nigeria U-23 team in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic games.”
“Negotiations begun to take a serious shape after Al Ahly closed the Ali Maaloul deal with the Tunisian club. Ajayi is a big threat on goal as a center forward but can also play on the wings,” Ouaddeni concluded.