Nigerian player pockets huge sign-on fee in Ismaily deal

Utaka is back at Ismaily where he played between 1999-2001,  signing a two-year-deal as a free agent.

John Utaka

Utaka is back at Ismaily where he played between 1999-2001,  signing a two-year-deal as a free agent.

As a free agent, reports the 34-year-old got a hefty sign-on fee which is comparable to what other players get in Europe.

Sources close to the forward revealed that the sign-on fee was the main reason he agreed a move back to Ismaily.

He enjoyed a successful period with Ismaily winning the Egypt Cup and emerging as league top scorer when he played for them.

The 34-year-old last played for Sivasspor in Turkey.

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