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Zidan speaks with Superligaen clubs over potential return to Danish football
Mohamed Zidan revealed in an interview with B.T. that he would consider a return to Danish football, and that he has already spoken with a few clubs.
In a recent interview with Danish paper B.T., Egypt striker Mohamed Zidan revealed he has kept in close contact with a few Jutland-based clubs, who are interested in having him return to the Superligaen.
The 31-year-old Zidan said: “I have spoken to the clubs that I have a personal relationship with. So FC Midtjylland and AGF.”
“I have a really good relationship with Brian Steen Nielsen, who I talk very private with. He’s in AGF, and we have since talked back and forth about my situation.
“He asked if it could be possible with AGF. I said that AGF of course are a very, very interesting club. It is a traditional club that has a great audience. So they are interesting. Also because Brian is such a large part of the club, I will come to a club where I have a good relationship with someone. It means a lot.
“I’ve lived in Copenhagen for five years and still have family living there. I have an apartment in Copenhagen, as I live in it when I visit Denmark. But at the same time my girlfriend is from Herning, so I can easily live in Jutland. The most important thing for me is whether the club really want me and need a player like me,” says Zidan.
Zidan, whose contract with Baniyas of the UAE is set to expire in the summer, also added that there have yet to be any official negotiations, and his agent hasn’t been contacted.
The Egypt international hasn’t featured for the UAE side since last January after the club refused to enrol him in their squad list for “claiming to be injured on several occasions.”
The controversial striker also commented on the six-year prison sentence he had hanging over his head: “The case is completely over. I have agreed with the company in Egypt that have drawn lawsuit. So now I can concentrate completely on football again,” he said.
It is worth noting Zidan scored 30 goals in the two seasons he spent at FC Midtjylland – 9 of which he scored in the first three games played in the club’s newly built stadium. The stadium is now locally known as the ‘Zidan Arena’, and his number 14 shirt was retired after his massive contributions towards the club.