OFFICIAL: Adam El-Abd joins Wycombe Wanderers on free transfer
Egypt international Adam El-Abd has joined English League two side Wycombe Wanderers on a two-year deal following the termination of his contract with Shrewsbury Town.
The 32-year-old has found regular football hard to come by and has agreed to terminate his contract with Shrewsbury Town to move to Adams Park.
Adam only joined Shrewsbury last summer on a free transfer after his contract with Bristol City came to an end. The defender scored twice in 34 appearances with Shrewsbury across all competitions.
The Egyptian becomes Gareth Ainsworth’s first summer signing as the manager wants to reinforce the squad, with the club’s defender, Aaron Pierre, expected to leave.
Delighted to have signed for @wwfcofficial. Looking forward to the challenge ahead 👊🏼
— Adam El-Abd (@Adam_EL_ABD) July 3, 2017
News of the signing has been welcomed by manager Gareth Ainsworth who said Adam was a nightmare to come up against.
“Adam is a player that I’ve always admired, going back to my playing days when he was a nightmare to come up against! He’s a real warrior – very strong, committed and good in the air,” Ainsworth said.
“He’s also exactly the type of character that will fit right into this squad; he’s got excellent leadership qualities and will also be a great help to the younger defenders at the club.
“I’m delighted to bring him here and look forward to seeing him provide extra competition in the centre of defence. It’s an ideal time to bring Adam in and we’ll keep working hard to make this squad as strong as it can be,” he added.
The Chairboys finished their league campaign in 9th place, only one point away from the League Two play-offs. They also reached the fourth round of the FA Cup, where they were knocked out by Tottenham.
El-Abd has represented the Egyptian national team seven times, scoring once against Uganda in a friendly game, but his last international appearance came in September 2013 against Guinea in a World Cup qualifier which the Pharaohs won 4-2.
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