Ismaily announced on Thursday the club signed Angolan forward Ary Papel shortly after his transfer to Saudi club Al-Taawon.
The coastal club's website said Papel arrived at Ismaily on Thursday morning to sign the contract, adding that club officials are looking forward to attract high caliber players to be able to clinch titles and please the fans.
The 26-year-old Angolan national team left winger had earlier signed with Zamalek a contract reportedly worth $2.2 million before he terminated his contract with the Whites due to not receiving his salary for three months after inking his contract with the Cairo-based club.
Zamalek, who didn't announce the deal officially, reportedly signed a three-year contract with Primeiro de Agosto’s Papel starting from the new season.
After terminating the contract with the White Knights, Saudi side Al-Taawon, led by former Zamalek coach Patrice Carteron, announced on 7 October the signing of Papel and after less than a month the player left the team reportedly because there was no place for foreigners on the squad's list.
Papel, who spent 18 months in Portugal at Sporting Lisbona between January 2017 and July 2018 before returning to his homeboy club, left a good impression in the African Champions League, scoring twice in 11 games.
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