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Gedo ends loan with Hull City, set for imminent Al Ahly return
Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’ has found life hard in the glamorous Premier League and the striker is set to return to Al Ahly’s ranks just three months after re-joining the club on a season-long loan.
Al Ahly have asked Hull City officials to make up their mind about Gedo by January 14 after requesting to have his loan cut short, as the African Champions seek to finalize the team roster for the 2014 CAF Champions League – with Wednesday the 15th being the deadline.
The Egyptian marksman has failed to secure a place in Steve Bruce’s newly-promoted Hull, with competition from players like Yannick Sagbo, Sone Aluko and Danny Graham for his favoured striker position.
Gedo only managed six appearances all season, and only two of them were in the Premier League. He remains scoreless and excluded from the teamsheet for their last seven EPL games.
The player’s agent, Mamdouh Eid, reported interest from other English Championship clubs, but Al Ahly have rejected all approaches and is now set for a return to the Cairo giants this winter.
“Gedo has decided to return to Al Ahly to help the team towards the league and Champions League titles,” Eid tweeted.
Al Ahly have made it clear that the club are in desperate need of Gedo’s services to boost their attacking options for the upcoming period.
Sayed Abdel-Hafiz, Ahly’s football director, confirmed Gedo’s return: “We’re waiting for Gedo’s return to practice as soon as possible. He has chosen to get back and end his loan with Hull City.”
Gedo played a crucial role in Hull City’s promotion to the Premier League last season scoring 5 goals in his first 6 appearances, making Steve Bruce to extend his loan spell at the club for another season. After Gedo’s ankle injury towards the end of the 2012/2013 season, he has found it difficult to replicate his form for the Tigers.
With Hull waiting to officially confirm the signing of Everton’s Nikica Jelavic and looking to strike an agreement with West Bromwich’s Shane Long, Gedo’s chances at the club would have been further diminished and now has him on the brink of a return to Egypt.
After club legend Mohamed Abou-Treika’s retirement, Al Ahly are in need to strengthen their squad for the return of the Egyptian Premier League. Gedo returning and the signing of Ahmed Raouf would be a great boost to Ahly’s title defence in both the league and the CAF Champions League.
Meanwhile, Al Ahly’s Ahmed Fathi, who also spent last season on loan at Hull, could be set for a return to England as Nottingham Forest have made a bid for the right back.