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Sporting line up revised bid for Egypt striker Koka

Posted on March 18, 2015
Photo: Rio Ave's official Facebook page

Photo: ’s official Facebook page

is once again linked to heavyweights after Rio Ave rejected their initial bid earlier this year.

Earlier in January, the 22-year-old Egyptian striker was linked to Sporting, who previously offered around €1 million. The Lions’ second offer is now believed to be ‘slightly higher’, according to O Jogo.

Rio Ave’s president, António Campos, rejected the earlier bid claiming to have received a ‘better offer’ from a foreign club, that he refused to reveal.

Campos added that he “hopes Bruno de Carvalho (Sporting’s President) understands that I have to defend the interests of my club. Thus, at present, the deal is off.”

Koka has been impressive this season, scoring 15 goals in all competitions, with 12 goals in the Primeira Liga – second in the top scorers list behind Jackson Martínez, and levelling with Benfica’s Lima.

Koka’s last netted goal came against FC Penafiel in a 2-0 win for the Rio Grande.

One Comment

  1. Hosam

    March 18, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    I hope he will play good at sporting but to be honest i think that club is at a too high level for him.. Surprise us Koka!! Egypt really needs a good striker á la Mohamed Zidan or Amr Zaki to be able to come back..

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