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EXCLUSIVE: Bradley confirms no Stabæk move for El-Sulaya

Amr El-Sulaya

Former Egypt coach confirms to that have ended their pursuit of Ismaily midfielder .

Bob Bradley, coach of Norwegian side Stabæk, has confirmed to that he tried to take Egyptian international Amr El-Sulaya to Norway, but unfortunately the discussions did not materialize.

The former Egyptian national team coach revealed that his club have looked at a lot of Egyptian players – as he hinted they would when he was first appointed – however no move was successful for El-Sulaya and the Ismaily player won’t be joining Stabæk.

“We have looked into a number of Egyptian players that I got to know during my two years and that includes Amr El-Sulaya,” Stabæk manager Bob Bradley exclusively confirmed to King Fut.

24-year-old Sulaya, who featured 8 times under Bradley, was often praised by the American coach despite not being a regular in his starting eleven – having only played two World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique and Guinea.

The central midfielder scored four goals and assisted twice for Ismaily during the 2012/2013 season before it was called off, but has only featured in half of the Dervishes’ league games this year.

El-Sulaya’s impressive club form that year led to him trialling with La Liga side Villarreal; however, the board were reluctant to let one of their ‘pillars’ go.

It is important to note Ismaily, who re-signed Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary this week, are currently facing a financial crisis and are reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy.

Co-founder of and a rabid life-long fan of all things Egyptian and international football. Moustafa's passion and dedication to the cause spans close to three decades of profound interest in monitoring the developments of the Egyptian football scene from the perspective of an Egyptian football loyalist at heart with a critical discerning eye of an international football observer. He has previously contributed articles to various blogs such as A Football Report, Lovely Left Foot and more. Moustafa is also also a long-suffering, beleaguered fantasy football manager who, never walks alone. YNWA.

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