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EXCLUSIVE: Columbus Crew bid for Omar Gaber

Omar Gaber - Columbus Crew bidUnited States side Columbus Crew SC have submitted a bid for Zamalek’s in an attempt to lure the Egypt international to Major League Soccer, understands.

The MLS side are keen to sign the 22-year-old Egyptian right back – who can also play in central midfield – and have officially started negotiations with Zamalek through an agency, NeoFut Sport Management. sources confirm that the bid was submitted through the Spanish-based agency, and although not much details can be disclosed about the transfer at the moment, the club’s contract offer was raised to include a 20% sell-on fee to facilitate an easier transfer.

Although the offer is concrete, Omar Gaber, who can play any position along the right flank, is said to be holding out for a move to a European club and will take his time considering the offers he may get before he potentially agrees to move to MLS.

The player previously had a chance to move to France with Valenciennes but the transfer failed to materialize after the Whites rejected the offer.

Gaber recently confirmed that he will be on the move at the end of the season when his Zamalek contract expires following a fall-out with Whites’ president Mortada Mansour, after the latter’s annoyance over Omar’s close relationship with the club’s ultras group, the Ultras White Knights.

It is worth noting that Omar Gaber would be the first Egypt international to play in Major League Soccer if the move was to be completed.

Columbus Crew finished the 2014 season 7th in the league – 3rd placed in the Eastern Conference standings – with 52 points from 34 games.

Operations and Business Development Manager of KingFut. Degree in Pharmacy and Biotechnology from the German University in Cairo. Manchester United fan.



  1. Sam

    December 8, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    Hmmm, would be interested in seeing how this goes.

    • Mohamed Al-Hendy

      December 8, 2014 at 4:24 AM

      Ya, would be great to see Omar Gaber playing football state-side. If he can get an offer in Europe, great, but he’ll be 23 in a month so the chances of that happening are dwindling.

  2. Armea Botros

    December 11, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    I would love to see Omar Gaber in MLS – That would attract Egyptian Media like yallakora to MLS which is awesome. MLS is steadily growing and becoming strong league so please come, Omar 🙂

  3. mido

    December 12, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    What is MLS, and who cares about American football? i hope he stays in Egypt or moved to an Arab league better.

  4. Marawan

    December 13, 2014 at 3:08 AM

    Want to see him at a team in europe like Basel, not too good but not too bad. Going to a team that is too good is a bad mistake. (talking to you salah)

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