Al-Ahly Club contracted with Senegalese Elio Badji, the Austrian striker Rapid Vienna Four seasons and a half of the season starting from January this year after intense negotiations conducted by Prince Tawfiq, director of contracts for Al-Ahly with the Rapid Administration in Vienna and with the player himself during the past days and resulted in the completion of the deal as he ended the procedures for contracting with the player for four and a half seasons and all details will be announced in Within the next few hours, Badji will become the second red deal after completing the Mahmoud Abdel Moneim Kahraba deal during the ongoing winter Mercato.
Badji is 22 years old, and the Senegalese player is scheduled to arrive in Cairo in the coming hours. Al-Ahly will announce the details of the deal that Amir Tawfiq, the contract manager for Al-Ahly, traveled to Austria during the past two days before he succeeded in settling the matter once and for all.
Amir Tawfiq succeeded in reaching an agreement with the player and his club on the value of the deal, after his preference over many other players, including French Harlem Gennouri, the Romanian striker of Setiwa Bucharest, and only the Bulgarian striker CSKA Sofia..
Al-Ahly officials raised their financial ceiling in the file of buying the new foreign striker, which stopped at 2 million dollars soon, after a fan of the club pledged to bear part of the value of the deal for the speedy completion of it, and in the hope that the team would benefit from it soon, especially since the team is facing two confrontations Two fatefuls in the African Champions League, first against the coastal star, and the second against the Sudanese Al Hilal.
Badji has been playing in Rapid Vienna since February 2019, and he scored 9 goals and made 3 during 34 games, who scored 3 goals in the Austrian league this season, and Badji reaches 22 years since he was born in 1997 and started his professional career in 2015 with the club Casa Senegal Senegal, then He joined the Swedish club Jorgordens in 2017, before leaving in 2019 and joining the Austrian Rapid Vienna ranks.