By Adeboye Amosu:
Egyptian giants Al Ahly are keen to hold on to Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi and will reject offers for him in the summer, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Ajayi, 22, has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs following an impressive campaign for Al Ahly in which has scored nine goals and recorded 10 assists in 26 appearances.
According to a report in Egypt online news outlet, m.youm7.com, Ahly are not prepared to sell Ajayi after allowing Abdullah Al Saeed, one of the team’s top performers this seaaon, to join Kuopion Palloseura of Finland.
Al Ahly, according to the report, also hold the former Shooting Stars player in high esteem because of his versatility as he is the only forward in the team who can play in a number of attacking positions.
Ajayi joined Al Ahly from Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien in 2016 after scoring 10 goals in 28 appearances in his time at the club.
His impressive showing for Al Ahly has also earned him international recognition as he received his first invitation to the Super Eagles for last month’s friendlies against Poland and Serbia.
The forward who was part of Nigeria U-23 side that won bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be hoping to make the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.