Egypt's Zamalek sign ex-Southampton striker Mayuka

Ahram Online , Friday 15 Jan 2016

Emmanuel Mayuka
Metz striker Emmanuel Mayuka moves to Egyptian giants Zamalek (Metz official website)

Egyptian giants Zamalek have completed the signing of former Southampton striker Emmanuel Mayuka from French side FC Metz, both clubs confirmed on Friday.

"It's official, Emmanuel Mayuka leaves the fc Metz! The attacker of Zambia is transferred in Egypt, to zamalek sc," Metz said on their official Facebook page.

Zamalek said Mayuka had penned a three-and-a-half year deal. 

Mayuka joined French second-division side Metz last summer from Premier League outfit Southampton, where he spent three seasons but failed to impress in the Premier League, making only 16 appearances.

He spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Lorient before returning to Southampton.

The 25-year-old made 10 appearances with Metz, scoring two goals. He was instrumental in helping Zambia win the African Cup of Nations in 2012, finishing as the tournament's joint top scorer with three goals.

Zamalek are looking to strengthen their frontline as team striker Bassem Morsi is yet to regain his form, failing to score any goal this season.

Mayuka will be Zamalek's third new-signing in this winter transfer window after the signing of Ittihad of Alexandria fullback Ramzi Khaled and the return of Mahmoud 'Shikabala' Abdel-Razek.

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