Former Dortmund striker Anthony Modeste set for surprise move to Al Ahly
French forward Anthony Modeste is said to be in Cairo, Egypt, on the brink of finalizing a surprising move to African football powerhouse Al Ahly.
Al Ahly has reportedly reached a preliminary agreement on personal terms with the former BVB striker, who has been without a club since last July.
It is anticipated that Modeste will ink a one-year contract with Al Ahly, extending until June 2024. The deal also includes an option for an additional season, contingent on his playing time.
Following a successful medical examination in Germany, Modeste has now touched down in Cairo to conclude the contractual formalities. An official announcement confirming Modeste as a new Al Ahly player is expected in the coming hours.
Pictures emerged on Monday morning showing Modeste's arrival at Cairo International Airport alongside Al Ahly's chief of transfers, Amir Tawfik.
Modeste has been unattached since July, following the expiry of his contract with Borussia Dortmund, just a season after his €5 million move from FC Köln.
During the summer, Modeste was strongly linked with a transfer to Eintracht Frankfurt, potentially filling the void left by Randal Kolo Muani, who departed for PSG in a record €95 million deal.
In the previous season, he netted only twice in 18 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund. However, he also featured in seven UEFA Champions League matches, including fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea.
In contrast, the season before that, Modeste notched an impressive 20 goals in 32 Bundesliga matches for Koln, leading the team to a commendable seventh-place finish.
The French player has also had stints at OGC Nice, Bordeaux, Blackburn, Hoffenheim, and Saint-Étienne, in addition to a €29 million move to China in 2018.