EXCLUSIVE | Al Ahly agree loan deal with West Bromwich for Ahmed Hegazi
Cairo giants Al Ahly have agreed a deal that will see Egypt international set sail to the English Premier League.
Al Ahly have given the go ahead to finalise the transfer of Ahmed Hegazi, who has two years left on his contract, to English club West Bromwich Albion on a one-year loan with option to buy, KingFut can confirm.
West Brom are set to pay a loan fee in the region of €1 million to acquire the center-back’s services for one year, having the option to buy for €4 million.
KingFut had previously revealed that the player was courted by Hull City as well as the Baggies but it appears now that Tony Pulis has finally gotten his man.
Moreover, Saudi Arabian outfits Al Ahli were thought to be after the Red Devils star following the recent change in regulations of the Saudi Professional League, enabling clubs to sign two extra foreign players.
The player arrives on the 15th of July in England to complete his medical and finalise the transfer.
Hegazi, 26, joined Fiorentina from Ismaily in the summer of 2012 spending three years in Italy, including a loan stint at Serie B outfits Perugia before mutually terminating his contract to join Africa’s biggest club Al Ahly.
It is worth mentioning that Hegazi made CAF’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Team of the Tournament as he helped Egypt reach the final.
Hegazi will become the fourth Egypt international plying his trade in the Premier League along with Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny, Stoke City’s Ramadan Sobhi & Liverpool newboy Mohamed Salah.
The former Ismaily man was labeled as the ‘Nesta of the Pyramids’ after his breakthrough prior to the 2012 London Summer Olympics where he was a regular fixture for the national team.
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