The Saudi club Al-Ahly announced that it had officially signed a loan deal with Senegalese striker M’Baye Niang, coming from the French ranks of Rennes, until the end of the current season.
Al-Ahly management obtained the approval of the French club Rennes, to borrow Mbaye Niang, in order to strengthen the team’s offensive line, during the coming period, based on the recommendation of the team’s technical staff, which requested the contract with the Senegalese player.
Niang had previously played in several clubs, most notably AC Milan, French Montpellier, Italian Genoa, Watford, England, and Turin, Italy, before joining Rennes in the summer of 2019.
During his professional career with European clubs, Niang played 298 games, scored 67 goals, and scored 33 other goals.
The market value of the 26-year-old Senegalese Niang is 10 million euros, and he was born on December 19, 1994, and has a valid contract with French club Rennes until June 2023.
Last season, Mbaye Niang played with Rennes 12 games in all tournaments, with 5 encounters as the main player and the rest participated as a substitute, and he scored one goal and did not make any goals, and was excluded from most matches, and the French club management was forced in the end to agree to his exit on loan. To the ranks of the Saudi Al-Ahli team.
Al-Shabab club management had previously entered into negotiations with Rennes to sign a contract with Niang, but the negotiations were not successful, so Al-Shabab administration headed towards signing the Nigerian, Odeon Ighalo, the striker of Chinese club Shanghai and Manchester United.