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Saleh Gomaa: Al Ahly are better than many European clubs
Egypt international midfielder Saleh Gomaa has stressed out that he chose to join Al Ahly over some European clubs, explaining that the Red Devils are stronger than many clubs in Europe.
ENPPI player Saleh Gomaa said that he promised Al Ahly officials to join the Reds when he is back to the Egyptian Premier League after ending his loan spell with Portuguese CD Nacional. He also declared that he rejected an offer from Zamalek, although it was financially better than that of Al Ahly.
“I keep my promises. I am committed to joining Al Ahly as I promised them to do so,” Gomaa said in a televised interview.
Gomaa declared that he received other offers for transfers elsewhere in Portugal, however, he rejected them.
“I have received some offers from Portuguese teams like SC Braga and Vitoria Guimaraes, but we didn’t reach a suitable financial agreement,” he explained.
Gomaa said that, after a couple of years, he can still continue his professional career in Europe.
“I want to take a new positive step in my career. Al Ahly are stronger than many European teams, I’m sure I will improve there and maybe return to a stronger team in Europe after a couple of years with the Reds,” Gomaa said.
The 21-year-old pointed out that his 18-month loan to the Portuguese side CD Nacional was very successful.
“No one can accuse me of failure with Nacional, I was one of the best playmakers in the team,” Gomaa said.
“At end of my 18-month loan, Nacional had the right to sign me permanently from ENPPI for 2 million dollars, however, the Portuguese side didn’t have the sum of money required,” he added.
ENPPI officials will be waiting until the end of June before getting into negotiations of selling Gomaa as the Portuguese club have the right to buy him until June 30.