Moroccan club, FUS Rabat sign Nigeria defender Ajako

Moroccan club, FUS Rabat has signed former Akwa United defender, James Ajako on free transfer.

Ajako, who got a three-year contract had severed ties with Akwa United at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract.

The 20-year-old scored three goals and recorded five assists for the Promise Keepers in the 2022–23 season. He was named in the Team of the Season.

In similar news…

It was reported last month that Scottish Premiership club, Rangers FC signed 28-year-old Nigeria forward, Cyriel Dessers ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Dessers, who joined the Gers from Serie A club Cremonese, signed a four-year contract. He is Rangers’ sixth signing of the summer. The club paid €5m deal plus €1.5m in add-ons for the striker.

Speaking after signing for Rangers, Dessers said: “I am really happy, it is a big relief to finally be here. There have been some long days and some stressful days, but it is a great feeling to finally be here.

“The history of the club, the fans, the stadium, it’s massive, but next to that I look at what is here at this moment. I had really good talks with Michael Beale about his plans, the ideas of what he wants on and off the pitch and I thought that could be a really good fit for me and for the team so I am happy to be here.”

Dessers spent one season at Cremonese, netting seven times in 29 league appearances. He was top scorer in the UEFA Conference League with 10 goals two seasons ago.

Meanwhile in another news…

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright recently disclosed that he begged Declan Rice to join the Gunners from West Ham this summer.

The 24-year-old was announced as an Arsenal player on Saturday, 15th of July 2023 after weeks of expectation. Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United were also said to have shown interest in signing the England midfielder from West Ham.

Rice signed a five-year deal after Arsenal agreed to pay a club-record £105 million in transfer fees for him to come onboard.

According to Wright, he played part in the defensive midfielder’s blockbuster move to the red side of north London.

Speaking on the Wrighty’s House podcast, the former England striker said; “Everyone was talking about when I went to the England squad, I was tapping him up. Yes I F*g was. Literally, I was begging him!. I don’t work for the club, I’m an Arsenal fan. I said, ‘look at you and Saka, how cool you look together’, it’s just excitement.”