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Amr Zaki on verge of joining Club World Cup runners up Raja Casablanca

Amr Zaki

Former Zamalek and Wigan hitman is set to sign for Club World Cup runners up  on a free transfer this week, according to reports in .

international Amr Zaki, 30, is set to arrive in Morocco this Wednesday to meet officials from Raja Casablanca to sign a year-long deal with the club, according to Moroccan football website RadioMars.

According to Morocco newspaper Al-Montakhab, the Bulldozer’s deal with the Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca is worth $300,000 for the year.

Zaki himself confirmed the pending transfer, telling YallaKora he hopes the move will be a “good transitional step in his career”.

It is worth noting Raja Casablanca are only the second African club (and first Arab club) to reach the final of the FIFA Club World Cup – where they lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich less than a fortnight ago.

The former Zamalek and Wigan hitman Zaki was released by Kuwaiti side Al-Salmiya earlier this month by mutual consent, despite only joining them in the summer.

Zaki also had an unsuccessful spell in Turkey with Elazığspor last winter, failing to score in 8 matches before terminating his contract.

The Bulldozer was undoubtedly one of Egypt’s top strikers in history, especially when the El-Mansoura graduate was at the peak of his career on loan to Wigan Athletic in 2008, where he was the English Premier League top goalscorer for the first half of the season with 10 goals.

The Egypt international has recently showed signs of his former self, scoring two goals with Al-Salmiya, and two with the national team against Zambia and Ghana.

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