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Ismaily talisman John Antwi finalizes move to Al Shabab

John Antwi - Al ShababIsmaily’s league-leading goalscorer has agreed a move to Saudi Arabian giants on a two-year-deal.

John Antwi signed a two-year deal with the Riyadh-based club, who are paying a $2,200,000 (approximately 16.4 million EGP) transfer fee for his services, as revealed by  president Mahmoud Abou El-Soud.

Al Shabab, who are coached by ex-Zamalek boss Jaime Pacheco, are to pay Antwi’s transfer fee in three installments, with the first coming in February, while the other two will be made in April and June.

The fee will come as a huge boost to Ismaily, who were on the verge of bankruptcy and have been banned from winter transfer activity due to players’ unpaid dues.

Antwi leaves the Egyptian Premier League with 12 goals in 17 games halfway into the 2014/2015 season, and 28 goals in 47 games in his Ismaily career since he joined in 2013.

The Ghanaian hitman has also been tipped to receive his first national team cap after AFCON 2015.

The striker was also linked with Al Ahly, Zamalek and numerous European clubs following his impressive spell with the Dervishes.

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