Gabon’s Evouna leaves China for Turkish side Konyaspor

Gabon striker Malick Evouna has left Chinese side Tianjin Teda to join Turkish top-flight club Konyaspor on a season-long loan.

He moved to China from Egypt’s Al Ahly in a record transfer in July 2016, scoring three goals in ten appearances, but spent the last six months playing with Tianjin Teda’s reserves.

“Konyaspor has grown as a club in terms of brand value in recent years and I hope to make strong contributions here,”

“I’ve only had a little training session with the team, but I’ve been working hard on my own.

“I’m just between 65 and 70 per cent ready and hope to improve that as soon as possible,” Evouna said.

Evouna became the most expensive player in Egyptian football history when he joined Al Ahly for US$2.5m (£1.9m) in July 2015 from Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca.

He spent just a season, scoring 12 goals in 24 matches to help them win their 38th Egyptian league title, before leaving for China.

Evouna has scored 10 goals in 24 appearances for his country and played for the Panthers at the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

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