Nigeria U23 striker Junior Ajayi (left)
Wednesday Aug 12, 2015. 11:15
Tunisian club Esperance have promised to fork out a whooping $2.5 million to sign Nigeria U23 star striker Junior Ajayi, AfricanFootball.com has exclusively gathered.
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Junior Ajayi in Tunis for Esperance
Esperance see Ajayi as a direct replacement for long-term target Taiwo Awoniyi, who is headed for Liverpool in the EPL.
The Tunisian giants are proposing a three-year contract for the highly-rated striker, who is on loan to Shooting Stars from 36 Lion of Lagos.
However, it is left to be seen if they will eventually stomp up the cash as they have thus far breached on agreements concerning three Nigerian clubs – Dolphins (Emem Eduok), Shuttle Sports Academy (Bernard Bulbwa) and Enyimba (Kingsley Sokari).
Shuttle Sports Academy are now set to ask FIFA to cancel Bulbwa’s contract with Esperance as they are yet to be paid his transfer fee, while Enyimba pulled the plug on Sokari’s move to the club after they failed to pay them $400,000 as the midfielder’s transfer fee.
As first reported by AfricanFootball.com, Junior Ajayi is in Tunis along with owner of 36 Lion, Gaffar Liameed.
They are in Tunisia just days after Esperance controversial vice-president and former Tunisia international Ziad Tlemcani quit his post for “personal reasons”.