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Cameroon's Toko Ekambi to join Saudi Pro League side Abha

Cameroon's Toko Ekambi to join Saudi Pro League side Abha
Cameroon's Karl Toko Ekambi during a Group G World Cup Game against Switzerland, in Al Janoub stadium in Qatar on Nov. 24, 2022.   -  
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France's Olympique lyonnais announced the transfer of forward Karl Toko Ekambi to Saudi club d'Abha FC (Saudi Pro League).

On Thursday, the club said the Cameroonian international will be transferred for €1.5 million, plus potential bonuses of €500,000.

Karl Toko Ekambi who signed a 2-year deal had arrived at Olympique Lyonnais from Villarreal during the 2020 winter transfer window for a temporary transfer. The following summer he was transferred for €11.5 million because of a compulsory purchase option and a four-year contract that was set to take him through June 2024.

Ekambi who is 30 started his career at Paris FC (2010-2014) and went on to play in Sochaux (2014-2016), Angers (2016-2018) then Villarreal (2018-2020).

He played 114 matches wearing the Olympique lyonnais jersey and scored 38 goals.

Toko Ekambi (30 ans), formé au Paris FC (2010-2014) avant de jouer à Sochaux (2014-2016), Angers (2016-2018) puis Villarreal (2018-2020), a disputé 114 matches avec Lyon pour 38 buts marqués.

Last winter, the striker, at odds with the Lyon club's ultras, was loaned out to Rennes (19 matches, 5 goals).

He's been called the Cameroon's men national team 55 times et has scored 14 goals with the Indomitable Lions.

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