Sayed Abdel-Hafiz, Al Ahly’s Director of football, has denied rumours the club plans to sell Nigerian striker, Junior Ajayi at the end of the season.
It was said that Al Ahly is being sought by Turkish and French clubs. However, Al Ahly said the player will not be sold off.
“Ajayi is one of the important players in our team and there is no plan to sell him at the end of the season,” Abdel-Hafiz told the club’s official website.
“We have not received any formal bids for him and we don’t have any reason to sell an important player like Ajayi who has distinguished himself since his arrival here.
“If we receive any offer for the player we will discuss it at the board level but for now there is no offer on the table for him.”
Ajayi has been a key member of the club since joining them from Tunisian club, CS Sfaxien in 2016. The forward has scored 16 goals in 44 appearances for the eight-time African Champions League winners.
He was named best foreign player in the Egyptian League last Friday. The 2016 Rio Olympics squad member has been invited by coach Gernot Rohr for Super Eagles’ international friendlies against Poland and Serbia on March 23 and 27 respectively.