Al Ahly sell Morocco striker Walid Azaro to China for $11,7 million

Al Ahly sell Morocco striker Walid Azaro to China for $11,7 million
Walid Azarou

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Jul 05, 2018. 16:00

Egyptian Premier League (EPL) giants Al Ahly have announced that they have agreed to sell Walid Azaro to Chinese Super League side Hebei Fortune Club.

The 23-year-old striker, who became the first foreigner to top-score in Egypt's top flight league last season, when he netted 18 goals for Al-Ahly, is expected to join Hebei for €10 million ($11,7 million).

Azaro reportedly turned down several offers from European clubs to join Al Ahly on a four-year deal for a fee of $1.4 million last July.

The Red Devils have now decided to sell the highly-rated forward ahead of the 2018/19 season.

A club statement read (translate from Arabic): "The ball committee received a telephone call Tuesday evening from Captain Mohamed Yousuf, the general manager and acting director of the football team, at the camp in Croatia."

"He said that he had a lengthy meeting with the player Walid Azzaro in the presence of Patrice Cartiron, To one of the Chinese clubs."

"After the meeting, Cartieron and his technical staff agreed to the departure of "Azaro" of the Chinese club, which was reported by «Youssef» Committee on the ball in the telephone."

"The committee then reviewed the financial offer from the Hebei Fortune Club, in which the player was awarded €8 million initially, and then raised the financial offer to € 9.5 million. The commission concluded that the sale would not be less than 10 million euros."

"A letter to the Chinese club, informing him that access to the services of the player, Walid Azaro, will be paid for 10 million euros."

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