Egyptian club El Nasr have maintained they have signed midfielder Emeka Eze on a free transfer despite claims to the contrary by Enugu Rangers.
They said Eze has signed a two-year contract and Rangers will receive 20 percent of his transfer fee when he is sold to another club thereafter.
The controversy surrounding Eze’s switch to El Nasr took a different twist on Saturday when the player was handed a seven-day ultimatum to return to Rangers because “the transfer to Egypt has collapsed”.
Rangers refused to release the player’s International Transfer Certificate (ITC) to the Egyptian club before the transfer deadline.
However, it was also understood that Eze has been on loan to Rangers from non-league Inter of Enugu for the past three years.
The defensive midfielder has also featured in a handful of matches this season due to injury and his quest to play overseas.