Ajax Secures Deal for Former Arsenal Star Akpom After RC Lens Pulls Out

By Riddy10 2 Min Read

In a surprising turn of events, Nigerian-born forward Chuba Akpom’s transfer plans have taken a sharp detour, with Dutch giants Ajax stepping in to secure his services.

The 27-year-old, who previously honed his skills in Arsenal’s youth academy, was initially poised to join French club RC Lens. However, Lens abruptly withdrew from the deal despite a pre-existing agreement with Middlesbrough.

The Athletic has reported that Ajax and Middlesbrough have swiftly reached a new accord for Akpom’s transfer.

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The deal involves a €12 million base fee, supplemented by €2 million in potential add-ons. This move marks a significant development for Akpom, who enjoyed a prolific run as the top scorer in the Sky Bet Championship last season, notching an impressive 28 goals.

Ajax Secures Deal for Former Arsenal Star Akpom After RC Lens Pulls Out

As the deal progresses, Akpom has been granted permission to journey to the Netherlands, where he will undergo a medical examination on Monday – today. If all goes well, he is expected to finalize a five-year contract with Ajax.

This transfer signals a promising shift in his career trajectory, from the English football scene to the vibrant footballing atmosphere of the Netherlands.

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Akpom’s journey has been one of twists and turns, from his early days in Arsenal’s youth ranks to his fruitful stint at Middlesbrough.

Now, the stage is set for him to embark on a new chapter as he joins the ranks of Ajax, a club renowned for nurturing talent and competing at the highest levels of European football.

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