Former Borussia Dortmund forward Anthony Modeste joined Egyptian and African Champions Al-Ahly, just one year after he signed for the German club with high expectations to replace Erling Haaland.
Frenchman Modeste joined Dortmund to fill in for Sebastien Haller who was diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumour. Haller had only just joined the club to replace current Manchester city goal-machine Haaland.
Modeste, 35, scored only twice in 19 Bundesliga games with Dortmund last season, one of them was a last-gasp equaliser to complete a sensational two-goal comeback and snatch a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich in October.
The Al-Ahly contract with Modeste will be for one year and may be extended for one more “according to the terms that were agreed”, said the club on its website late on Monday.
Modeste may debut as early as next Friday, when Al-Ahly will face Algerian USM Alger in African Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian League will kick-off three days later.
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David Brooks scored his first international goal since returning from a cancer diagnosis as Wales kept their chances of reaching Euro 2024 with a 2-0 win away to Latvia on Monday.
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