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Omotoyossi returns to Metz

By Oluwashina Okeleji
BBC Sport, Lagos

Benin striker Razak Omotoyossi
Benin striker Razak Omotoyossi has returned to Metz

Benin striker Razak Omotoyossi has finally returned to French side Metz after initially threatening to leave the club.

The 23-year-old had been battling to be released from a contract he signed with the second tier club in May.

Omotoyossi claimed to have signed for Metz on the understanding the club would be playing in the top-flight this season.

Metz failed to gain promotion from Ligue 2.

Despite claims from the player and his representative of a deal, the French side denied there was such a clause in the striker's contract.

After a meeting with officials of the club, the player's agent Eddie Nwafor says a truce has been reached.

"After a lengthy negotiation between the officials of FC Metz, the issue was resolved amicably," Nwafor told BBC Sport.

"The club accepted new conditions we demanded for the player resulting in a much improved financial package for Omotoyossi.

"The club also agreed to new conditions on future transfer of the player.

"We hereby confirm that the player have resumed this week with FC Metz.

"This will give him the needed opportunity to re-launch his career in Europe after an adventure in Saudi Arabia."

Nigeria-born Omotoyossi has been without a club for much of this year after his contract with Al Nasr of Saudi Arabia was ended by mutual consent.

Despite his club future being uncertain most of the year, Omotoyossi has carried on playing for Benin.

The 23-year-old was joint top scorer in the first round of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers with six goals.

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