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Taher Mohamed expresses his delight after joining Le Havre
Egyptian youngster Taher Mohamed has expressed his delight following his transfer to French club Le Havre.
After completing his move to Le Havre, the 18-year-old forward was presented by the French club in a press conference after signing a season-long loan deal with the club.
The Egypt U-20 international gives his impression about the Ligue 2 side, revealing reasons that motivated him to sign for Bradley’s team.
“I started playing at the Arab Contractors, in the Premier League. My first professional game was against Al Ahly, one of the biggest clubs in Egypt, I was 16 back then,” Taher started speaking about his young career.
“I played three seasons with my club as well as taking part with the Junior and the Olympic national teams. Now I’m at Le Havre and very pleased to be here,” Mohamed continued.
Regarding starting his career at very young age, Taher claimed that he is looking forward to taking advantage of all the experience he gained while playing 80 professional games at the age of 18.
“80 games at the age of 18? It is definitely huge, but it’s positive for me. I’ve gained a lot of experience in Egypt which will help me cope here. It’s a new beginning and a new culture for me with a coach that I like.
The player was then asked about his relationship with former Egypt national team boss Bob Bradly and whether he’s worked with him during his time in Egypt.
“I don’t know him personally, but he was the coach of the Egyptian national team and he’s achieved good results. One game cost him his job and that’s why he left,” the U20 national team striker explained.
Mohamed believe that Le Havre is his gate for playing in France’s first division, claiming that he chose a club that gives the chance for the youngsters to develop despite having other options in Europe.
“I had other offers, but I know Le Havre well. They used to have players as Pogba, Payet and Mahrez in their youth system. Le Havre was my choice because I wanted to play in the French league,” Mohamed claimed.
“The club has a very good squad that’s full of young players. I know Zein El-Din Ferhat who plays for the Algerian national team. I hope we can achieve something for the club, hopefully a promotion for Ligue 1 next season,” the former Arab Contractors player added.
Finally Mohamed was asked about his contract and stay with the club.
“I hope I’ll get to play a lot here and I’ll be doing my best. I’ve a one-year loan here at the club but my contract has an option to buy so I hope the club will choose to keep me after this season to help me continue here,” Taher Mohamed concluded.