Al Ahly: Forest can have Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet for £1million
Al Ahly express their willingness to let Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ move to Nottingham Forest in January if the club pays the reported £1million for him.
The player has been speaking to Egyptian media telling them of his willingness to make the move, while the club’s director of football Sayed Abdel-Hafiz said: “The club will sell anyone for one million British pounds, it’s a huge number. We haven’t yet received an offer, therefore all this talk is irrelevant.”
The 19-year old central midfielder was close to joining Forest last summer but the move broke down due to Al Ahly’s high asking price. Trezeguet previously expressed his desire to join the English club over playing in France or Germany with Nice or Stuttgart respectively.
Still, doubts remain over whether Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet can get a work permit to move to England due to the fact that he has not played 75% of the national team’s games – which is required by any foreign player wanting to move to an English club, but Trezeguet can qualify on the basis of ‘extraordinary talent’.
Trezeguet was part of the Egypt U-20 National team squad that participated in last summer’s World Cup. His impressive performances – including a goal against England – caught the eye of several clubs, particularly Ligue 1 side Nice who offered to take him on trial.
The Egyptian starlet was also part of Al Ahly’s squad that retained the African Champions League a few months ago.
Trezeguet isn’t the only Egyptian youngster linked to a move to England as yesterday Hull City manager Steve Bruce has expressed his admiration of Al Ahly defender Rami Rabia, but the proposal made to take the player to England a few days ago got turned down by the Egyptian club.
For more information about Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’, check his Player profile.