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OFFICIAL: Rami Rabia joins Sporting Lisbon from Al Ahly

Rami Rabia

has officially joined Portuguese side on a six-year deal from Al Ahly.

Egypt international defender Rami Rabia has officially joined Sporting Lisbon for €750,000 on Saturday night.

KingFut.com had exclusively revealed last month that Rabia had already agreed terms with Sporting, and he has now officially completed the move to Lisbon from Al Ahly.

The 21-year-old played 26 times for the Red Devils before signing a six-year contract with the Portuguese side.

The deal also includes a €45 million release clause, while Al Ahly will get 15% of any future sale.

Centre-back Rabia, who can also play as a defensive midfielder or right-back, has been capped eight times by Egypt, scoring twice.

Rabia also captained Egypt’s U-20 side to an African U-20 Championship title in 2013 – the first time in a decade for the Young Pharaohs.

By joining Sporting, Rabia becomes the 10th Egyptian playing in Portugal and will play alongside compatriot Shikabala.

The duo will likely both feature in the 2014/2015 UEFA Champions League as Sporting finished second in the Primeira Liga last season.

Ahmad Yousef is a proud Egyptian football fanatic who started playing football at a young age and was scouted for Ipswich Town. A hardcore Tottenham Hotspur fan and Zamalek supporter by blood, Ahmad mainly follows European football involving Egyptian players and the Egyptian national team. Ahmad’s love for Egyptian players abroad is what initially spurred him into writing. He now writes regularly and is also an editor at KingFut.com.

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