Al Ahly reject €8m bid from Hebei China Fortune for Walid Azaro
Al Ahly director of transfers Mohamed Fadl confirmed that he received a phone call from Hebei Fortune representatives, saying that they are sticking to their €8 million offer.
The Chinese side had already offered €8 million for the forward, before submitting an improved €9.5 million bid, but both bids were rejected by Al Ahly.
This led to Azaro protesting and missing his side’s friendly game against El-Shams on Saturday, which forced the club to agree on selling him, but only if they receive €10 million.
Fadl showed the offer to the Al Ahly footballing committee, but they once again rejected the offer, sticking to their €10 million.
Azaro joined the Red Devils last summer for Morocco’s Difaa El Jadida, scoring 26 goals and assisting further six as he helped Al Ahly win the league title as well as the Egypt Super Cup.
He was named as the Egyptian Premier League top scorer last season after scoring 18 goals as Al Ahly cruised to the league title. He was also voted the club’s Player of the season by the Reds’ fans.
He also became the best foreign goal scorer in the history of the Egyptian Premier League after surpassing both Amado Flavio and John Utaka (17).