Al Ahly confirm Aliou Badji transfer from Rapid Vienna in deal worth reported R35 million

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The Egyptian Premier League champions have once again flexed their financial muscle in the market with the addition of the Senegal youth international in a deal worth a reported €2.2 million (R35m).

With manager Rene Weiler not hiding his desire to land a marquee signing to lead the Red Devils line, Ahly have finally landed their man in the form of the powerful 22-year-old.

Badji has shown tremendous potential in the Austrian Bundesliga and Allsvenskan with Rapid and Djugardens respectively since arriving in Europe and was scouted by a host of Europe's elite.

10. Oussama Darragi - 14 goals in 47 games (Wydad
10. Oussama Darragi - 14 goals in 47 games (Wydad and Club Africain)
9. Yannick N'Djeng - 15 goals in 39 games (Esperan
9. Yannick N'Djeng - 15 goals in 39 games (Esperance)
8. Mohamed Barakat - 17 goals in 68 games (Al Ahly
8. Mohamed Barakat - 17 goals in 68 games (Al Ahly)
7. Edward Sadomba - 18 goals in 43 games (Al Ahli
7. Edward Sadomba - 18 goals in 43 games (Al Ahli and Al Hilal)
6. Dioko Kaluyituka - 18 goals in 33 games (TP Maz
6. Dioko Kaluyituka - 18 goals in 33 games (TP Mazembe)
5. Mbwana Samatta - 20 goals in 40 games (Simba an
5. Mbwana Samatta - 20 goals in 40 games (Simba and TP Mazembe)
4. Flavio - 21 goals in 54 games (Petro Luanda and
4. Flavio - 21 goals in 54 games (Petro Luanda and Al Ahly)
3. Emad Motaeb - 24 goals in 74 games (Al Ahly)
3. Emad Motaeb - 24 goals in 74 games (Al Ahly)
2. Tresor Mputu - 27 goals in 55 games (TP Mazembe
2. Tresor Mputu - 27 goals in 55 games (TP Mazembe Kabuscorp)
1. Mohamed Aboutrika - 31 goals in 88 games (Al Ah
1. Mohamed Aboutrika - 31 goals in 88 games (Al Ahly)
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However, the Club of the Century tied down the towering striker on a four-year contract, subject to a routine medical at the club's headquarters.

"The player, accompanied by Amir Tawfiq, will arrive in Cairo this evening to perform the necessary medical examinations and exams tomorrow," the club revealed.

"Badji will then join the team's training in preparation for participating in the upcoming matches according to the technical staff’s vision."

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