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EXCLUSVE | Abdel-Shafy’s agent reveals truth about Al Ahly negotiations
Abdel-Shafy currently plies his trade for Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia, but due to payment issues between the Jeddah-based club and Zamalek, some had suggested the player would be subject of a transfer to Cairo’s Al Ahly.
However, Ahmed Yehia has denied all talk about the matter.
“A lot of people are talking about a move to Al Ahly but this is not true. I am only being realistic here,” Yehia told KingFut.
“Al Ahli Jeddah owe Zamalek 1.3 million USD, that’s around 13 million Egyptian Pounds. Do you think Al Ahly [Cairo] will pay 13 million pounds for a player who is almost 31-years-old?
“Realistically, Al Ahly will not pay 13 million for a player at that age. This is all fictional because even if they would pay that amount, the Jeddah club would have to let him go for that number and forget about all other money they’ve paid to acquire him,” Yehia continued.
“Al Ahly will not pay that number for a player at that age, in addition to what he will earn at the club. The talk could have come up because Al Ahly wanted to mess around with Zamalek.
The Saudi club have yet to pay Zamalek the rest of Abdel-Shafy’s transfer fee, which is a saga that has dragged on for months now between Zamalek president Mortada Mansour and the Jeddah-based titans.
“Al Ahli are going to pay Zamalek the remaining fee, there’s no other option. They are obliged to pay,” Yehia concluded.
It is worth mentioning that Abdel-Shafy has just returned from a knee injury that sidelined him for two months.