Sellouf Stays At Starlight Despite Heavy Interest Abroad
Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC has activated its club option on forward Ayman Sellouf, deflecting interest from Polish and Greek top flight clubs who were keen to purchase the attacker.
The 22-year-old Dutchman has proven potent attacker in Canada’s top flight, tallying seven goals and eight assists in 26 league appearances – or one goal contribution per 98 minutes.
Having been a finalist for the Players’ Player Of The Year award, Sellouf had attracted interest from multiple clubs in Europe – though with star players like Manny Aparicio and Amer Didic having left, Pacific were keen to hold on to Ayman.
“Ayman is the most exciting player in the CPL and someone with a huge potential,” said PFC Manager of Football Jamar Dixon. “His one-on-one dribbling and ability to create space is among the best in the league and he has an incredibly high ceiling.”
The 22-year-old first arrived to Starlight Stadium after accruing nearly fifty appearances in the Netherlands’ second tier, where he’s suited up for NEC and the FC Utrecht reserves. Fellow Dutchman Djenairo Daniels was confirmed to have Pacific earlier this week.
The club has also confirmed that forward Adonijah Reid would be returning alongside Sellouf. He contributed five goals and four assists through all competitions, though his minutes fluctuated throughout the season.
Pacific FC has been confirming its returning players in batches, though it has yet to comment on Kekutah Manneh. While Dutch defender Bradley Vliet was not mentioned on their thirteen-man roster recount, that was clarified as a simple oversight from the club.
Header Image Photo Credit: Sheldon Mack / Pacific FC