Hull City offer Egypt U-20 star Mahmoud Kahraba trial
KingFut understands Hull City have officially requested to take ENPPI and Egypt U-20 star Mahmoud ‘Kahraba’ on trial, while Swiss side FC Luzern remain favourites to land his signature.
ENPPI, who last week agreed a deal in principle to allow Kahraba to leave for FC Luzern on loan, are set to hold further talks over the Egypt U-20 star’s future today after receiving an official mail from Hull City, who requested to trial the attacking midfielder.
However, KingFut.com are told ENPPI would rather allow Mahmoud Abdel-Moneim, who carries the strange nickname of ‘Kahraba’ given it means ‘electricity’ in Arabic, leave for Switzerland as Luzern’s offer is a loan deal with an option to buy clause, rather than a trial.
When FC Luzern Sports Director Alexander Frei was asked about the negotiations with Kahraba, he told Neue Luzerner Zeitung: “I still can not confirm the transfer.”
The 19-year-old would be one of the five youngest players in the English Premier League if he were to move to Hull, but he would need to spend a week in England before he would be able to be granted a special talent work permit, KingFut understands.
A number of clubs in Europe are said to be interested in the 19-year-old’s services, who was an influential part of Rabie Yassin’s squad at the 2013 African Youth Championship in Algeria and the U-20 World Cup in Turkey, scoring a combined four goals in the competitions.
Hull City aren’t the only of the interested clubs with Egyptian owners, as businessman Samih Sawiris has had stakes in FC Luzern since 2011.
Should Kahraba complete his move to Luzern, he’d join FC Basel’s Mohamed Salah and Mohamed El-Nenny as the only other Egyptian in the Swiss Super League, whereas a move to Hull City would have him team-up with compatriot Ahmed Elmohamady, currently the only Egyptian in the Premier League.
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